|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
beside those already existing, and easily convinced him that the
robber of his treasure was no other than himself.
"The pearl necklace is gone!" cried Cornelius. "There is sorcery in
this. I never left my room."
"We'll know all about it now," said the king; the evident truthfulness
of his silversmith making him still more thoughtful.
He immediately sent for the men he had stationed on the watch and
"What did you see during the night?"
"Oh, sire!" said the lieutenant, "an amazing sight! Your silversmith
crept down the side of the wall like a cat; so lightly that he seemed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
before a quarter before nine in the evening.
The Henrietta entered Queenstown Harbour at one o'clock in the morning,
it then being high tide; and Phileas Fogg, after being grasped heartily
by the hand by Captain Speedy, left that gentleman on the levelled hulk
of his craft, which was still worth half what he had sold it for.
The party went on shore at once. Fix was greatly tempted
to arrest Mr. Fogg on the spot; but he did not. Why? What struggle
was going on within him? Had he changed his mind about "his man"?
Did he understand that he had made a grave mistake? He did not,
however, abandon Mr. Fogg. They all got upon the train, which was
just ready to start, at half-past one; at dawn of day they were
Around the World in 80 Days
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
As seamen on the seas
With song and dance descry
Adown the morning breeze
An islet in the sky:
In Araby the dry,
As o'er the sandy plain
The panting camels cry
To smell the coming rain:
So all things over earth
A common law obey,