|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
that stand out? What were the revelations, if I may call them so?
The misery of the poor and--" (he hesitated and pitched over) "love!"
Upon that word he lowered his voice; it was a word that seemed
to unveil the skies for Rachel.
"It's an odd thing to say to a young lady," he continued.
"But have you any idea what--what I mean by that? No, of course not.
I don't use the word in a conventional sense. I use it as
young men use it. Girls are kept very ignorant, aren't they?
Perhaps it's wise--perhaps--You _don't_ know?"
He spoke as if he had lost consciousness of what he was saying.
"No; I don't," she said, scarcely speaking above her breath.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
as if he too much understand her and agree with her.
He was rather more successful than his companion;
for besides being, as we know, cleverer, his attention was
not vaguely distracted by close vicinity to a remarkably
interesting young girl, with dark hair and blue eyes.
This was the case with Lord Lambeth, to whom it occurred
after a while that the young girl with blue eyes and dark
hair was the pretty sister of whom Mrs. Westgate had spoken.
She presently turned to him with a remark which established
"It's a great pity you couldn't have brought my brother-in-law with you.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:
lost consciousness: for the second time in my life--only the second
time--I became insensible from terror."
"Who was with you when you revived?"
"No one, sir, but the broad day. I rose, bathed my head and face in
water, drank a long draught; felt that though enfeebled I was not
ill, and determined that to none but you would I impart this vision.
Now, sir, tell me who and what that woman was?"
"The creature of an over-stimulated brain; that is certain. I must
be careful of you, my treasure: nerves like yours were not made for
"Sir, depend on it, my nerves were not in fault; the thing was real: