|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
walk along for a bit, and sink without haste. Their
brown nets, like the cobwebs of gigantic spiders,
lay on the shabby grass of the slope; and, looking
up from the end of the street, the people of the
town would recognise the two Carvils by the creep-
ing slowness of their gait. Captain Hagberd, pot-
tering aimlessly about his cottages, would raise his
head to see how they got on in their promenade.
He advertised still in the Sunday papers for
Harry Hagberd. These sheets were read in for-
eign parts to the end of the world, he informed Bes-
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
Daisy chattered about the beauty of the place. "Well, I
HAVE seen the Colosseum by moonlight!" she exclaimed.
"That's one good thing." Then, noticing Winterbourne's silence,
she asked him why he didn't speak. He made no answer;
he only began to laugh. They passed under one of the
dark archways; Giovanelli was in front with the carriage.
Here Daisy stopped a moment, looking at the young American.
"DID you believe I was engaged, the other day?" she asked.
"It doesn't matter what I believed the other day,"
said Winterbourne, still laughing.
"Well, what do you believe now?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
They were the two best men in the ship, and the
game was with them. All the rest of the day Falk
saw no one and heard no sound. At night he
strained his eyes. It was dark--he heard a rustling
noise once, but he was certain that no one could
have come near the pump. It was to the left of his
deck port, and he could not have failed to see a
man, for the night was clear and starry. He saw
nothing; towards morning another faint noise
made him suspicious. Deliberately and quietly he
unlocked his door. He had not slept, and had not