|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
You have saved me from the shame of an open trial. I thank you
for this from the very depth of my heart. I have left you a
part of my own private fortune, that you may be a free man, free
as a poor man never can be. You can accept this present for it
comes from the hand of an honest man in spite of all. Yes, I
compelled my wife to go to her death after I had compelled her
to confess her shame to me, and I entered her lover's house with
the knowledge I had forced from her. When I looked through the
keyhole and saw his false face before me, I murdered him in cold
blood. Then, that the truth might not be suspected, I continued
to play the sorrowing husband. I wore on my watch chain the ring
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
"Does she go there every day?"
"She has all Wednesdays off, and comes back to lunch on
Saturdays. Those are her only times off."
"I will remember. Women are doing great work nowadays, and
Mademoiselle Cynthia is clever--oh, yes, she has brains, that
"Yes. I believe she has passed quite a stiff exam."
"Without doubt. After all, it is very responsible work. I
suppose they have very strong poisons there?"
"Yes, she showed them to us. They are kept locked up in a little
cupboard. I believe they have to be very careful. They always
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
across a flaming spaciousness of hall. Tramp, tramp,
THE BATTLE OF THE DARKNESS
He was no longer in the hall. He was marching
along a gallery overhanging one of the great streets
of the moving platforms that traversed the city.
Before him and behind him tramped his guards. The
whole concave of the moving ways below was a
congested mass of people marching, tramping to the left,
shouting, waving hands and arms, pouring along a
When the Sleeper Wakes