|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
the perfect love of a woman for a man, held the
promise of life for her. Her strong, passionate
nature, too, was dragging her thither. In the tall,
strong figure of this man, with his fair hair and
light upturned moustache, under which shone a
smile attractive and compelling, she saw the prom-
ise of that life for which she longed. And then
the smiles and glances, the hope of something so
incredibly beautiful, led, as they were bound to
lead, to that which she feared but unconsciously
The Forged Coupon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Momulla, and so you know nothing of wireless."
The Maori leaped to his feet and laid his hand upon the
hilt of his knife.
"I am no savage," he shouted.
"I was only joking," the Swede hastened to explain. "We are
old friends, Momulla; we cannot afford to quarrel, at least
not while old Kai Shang is plotting to steal all the pearls
from us. If he could find a man to navigate the Cowrie he
would leave us in a minute. All his talk about getting away
from here is just because he has some scheme in his head to
get rid of us."
The Beasts of Tarzan
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
He wished to speak of his plans and of his morning's work; but
Gambara, in his enthusiasm, believing that he had at last met with a
willing listener, took possession of him, and compelled him to listen
to the opera he had written for Paris.
"In the first place, monsieur," said the composer, "allow me to
explain the subject in a few words. Here, the hearers receiving a
musical impression do not work it out in themselves, as religion bids
us work out the texts of Scripture in prayer. Hence it is very
difficult to make them understand that there is in nature an eternal
melody, exquisitely sweet, a perfect harmony, disturbed only by
revolutions independent of the divine will, as passions are