|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
supposing I had felt any curiosity about the matter, I had no way
of finding out that the letters were written to you. You never
showed me the originals."
"What does that prove? There were fifty ways of finding out.
It's the kind of thing one can easily do."
Flamel glanced at him with contempt. "Our ideas probably differ
as to what a man can easily do. It would not have been easy for
Glennard's anger vented itself in the words uppermost in his
thought. "It may, then, interest you to hear that my wife DOES
know about the letters--has known for some months. . . ."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Democracy In America, Volume 2 by Alexis de Toqueville:
religious opinions. In the United States the doctrines of
Protestantism are combined with great political freedom and a
most democratic state of society; and nowhere are young women
surrendered so early or so completely to their own guidance.
Long before an American girl arrives at the age of marriage, her
emancipation from maternal control begins; she has scarcely
ceased to be a child when she already thinks for herself, speaks
with freedom, and acts on her own impulse. The great scene of
the world is constantly open to her view; far from seeking
concealment, it is every day disclosed to her more completely,
and she is taught to survey it with a firm and calm gaze. Thus
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
an alarm being raised, and he took the "owl" train to town.
The oddest thing to me was that Mr. Jamieson had known for some
time that Alex was Jack Bailey. But the face of the pseudo-
gardener was very queer indeed, when that night, in the card-
room, the detective turned to him and said:
"How long are you and I going to play our little comedy, MR.
Well, it is all over now. Paul Armstrong rests in Casanova
churchyard, and this time there is no mistake. I went to the
funeral, because I wanted to be sure he was really buried, and I
looked at the step of the shaft where I had sat that night, and
The Circular Staircase