|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
pretty much supposed he did. The great man had now resumed his
course and come nearer; in spite of which his more qualified
admirer risked a profane observation: "St. George and the Dragon
is what the anecdote suggests!"
His companion, however, didn't hear it; she smiled at the dragon's
adversary. "He IS eager - he is!" she insisted.
"Eager for you - yes."
But meanwhile she had called out: "I'm sure you want to know Mr.
Overt. You'll be great friends, and it will always be delightful
to me to remember I was here when you first met and that I had
something to do with it."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
magazine, on some article to which my signature was attached. "I
read it with great pleasure," he wrote, "and remembered under its
influence our lively conversation by your bedroom fire. The
consequence of this has been that I begin to measure the temerity
of my having saddled you with a knowledge that you may find
something of a burden. Now that the fit's over I can't imagine how
I came to be moved so much beyond my wont. I had never before
mentioned, no matter in what state of expansion, the fact of my
little secret, and I shall never speak of that mystery again. I
was accidentally so much more explicit with you than it had ever
entered into my game to be, that I find this game - I mean the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
"That can't be a yacht, can it?"
"What do you think it is?" answered the other.
They were looking at a slim, narrow hull, lying at anchor,
silent and motionless on the drab expanse of water.
"If that ain't a yacht, they haven't begun building any yet.
They're taking her over to the Mediterranean for a cruise,
you know--around India and Japan for the winter, and home
by the South Sea islands. Friend o' mine's in the party.
Wouldn't mind the trip myself."
"But do you mean to say," asked Theron, "that that little
shell of a thing can sail across the ocean? Why, how many
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