|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
book down, and slipped an arm round my neck.
"Boy," she said, "you flatter me, but I can sit on my hair."
Then and there it was decided to illustrate Cervantes.
"And Sancho can wear his governor's dress," said Jill.
"Quarter of an hour back," said Berry, "-I told you that it was
no good ordering the wild horses, because nothing would induce
me to go. Since then my left ear has been burned, as with a hot
iron. Under the circumstances it is hardly likely that- "
"Oh dear," said Daphne wearily.
I reached for the telephone and picked up the receiver.
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:
me the portrait of her which you possess. I might have enclosed
it in my letter to Dr. Matthews."
"So you might; that never occurred to me. We might
send it now. Hark! what are those boys calling?"
While the two men had been talking together a confused
noise of shouting had been gradually growing louder. The noise
rose from the eastward and swelled down Piccadilly, drawing
nearer and nearer, a very torrent of sound; surging up streets
usually quiet, and making every window a frame for a face,
curious or excited. The cries and voices came echoing up the
silent street where Villiers lived, growing more distinct as
The Great God Pan
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
life of your future husband at the hands either of the law or of the
people? Or is it, perhaps, that since you have seen his true nature
revealed in the murder of poor Philippe, you have changed your views
on the subject of becoming Marquise de La Tour d'Azyr?"
"You often show yourself without any faculty of deductive reasoning."
"Perhaps. But hardly to the extent of imagining that M. de La Tour
d'Azyr will ever lift a finger to do as you suggest."
"In which, as usual, you are wrong. He will certainly do so if I
"If you ask him?" Sheer horror rang in his voice.
"Why, yes. You see, I have not yet said that I will be Marquise de