|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:
evening drinking in the doubtful wisdom of an elderly political star,
with every appearance of eager interest. He was a bimetallic star,
and was giving her whole pamphletsful of information."
"She wanted to make up to him for some reason," said Irais, "and got
him to explain his hobby to her, and he was silly enough to be taken in.
Now which was the sillier in that case?"
She threw herself back in her chair and looked up defiantly,
beating her foot impatiently on the carpet.
"She wanted to be thought clever," said the Man of Wrath.
"What puzzled me," he went on musingly," was that she went
away apparently as serene and happy as when she came.
Elizabeth and her German Garden
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling:
I do not think he knew any sort of fear. And so
we lived at Pevensey, in the little chamber above the Hall.
'One foul night came word that a messenger of the
King waited below. We were chilled after a long riding in
the fog towards Bexlei, which is an easy place for ships to
land. De Aquila sent word the man might either eat with
us or wait till we had fed. Anon jehan, at the stair-head,
cried that he had called for horse, and was gone. "Pest on
him!" said De Aquila. "I have more to do than to shiver in
the Great Hall for every gadling the King sends. Left he
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
other tribes could be plainly distinguished, as they successively
came up to the extremity of the passes from which they were to
descend into the plain.
"You see," said Argyle to his kinsmen, "it is as I said, we have
only to deal with our neighbours; James Grahame has not ventured
to show us his banner."
At this moment there resounded from the gorge of the pass a
lively flourish of trumpets, in that note with which it was the
ancient Scottish fashion to salute the royal standard.
"You may hear, my lord, from yonder signal," said Sir Duncan
Campbell, "that he who pretends to be the King's Lieutenant, must