|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac:
fact, to go to examine her husband to-morrow, after working the case
He rose, took up a packet of papers that lay under a weight where he
could see it, and after reading the title, he said:
"Here is the affidavit. Since you take an interest in this high and
puissant lady, let us see what she wants."
Popinot wrapped his dressing-gown across his body, from which it was
constantly slipping and leaving his chest bare; he sopped his bread in
the half-cold coffee, and opened the petition, which he read, allowing
himself to throw in a parenthesis now and then, and some discussions,
in which his nephew took part:--
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
reached the small town of Toulouguisk at seven o'clock in
the morning, having covered two hundred and twenty versts,
no event worthy of mention having occurred. The same
evening, the 22d of July, they arrived at Tioumen.
Tioumen, whose population is usually ten thousand in-
habitants, then contained double that number. This, the
first industrial town established by the Russians in Siberia,
in which may be seen a fine metal-refining factory and a bell
foundry, had never before presented such an animated ap-
pearance. The correspondents immediately went off after
news. That brought by Siberian fugitives from the seat
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Long live King Henry!--Plantagenet, embrace him.
And long live thou, and these thy forward sons!
Now York and Lancaster are reconcil'd.
Accurs'd be he that seeks to make them foes!
[Sennet. The Lords come forward.]
YORK. Farewell, my gracious lord; I'll to my castle.