|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
"With these two eyes," answered Vallancey, "and I spoke with them."
It was true, then! There was no room for further doubt.
Wilding looked at Trenchard, who shrugged his shoulders and made a wry
face. "I never thought but that we were working in the service of a
hairbrain," said he contemptuously.
Vallancey proceeded to details. "Dare and Chamberlain," he informed
them, "came off the Duke's own frigate at daybreak to-day. They were
put ashore at Seatown, and they rode straight to Mr. Speke's with the
news, returning afterwards to Lyme."
"What men has the Duke with him, did you learn?" asked Wilding.
"Not more than a hundred or so, from what Dare told us."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
"I said I'd do anything to--save a woman's honour," muttered Jude.
"And I've done it!"
"Well now, old deary, come along and have some breakfast."
"I want--some--more whisky," said Jude stolidly.
"Nonsense, dear. Not now! There's no more left. The tea will take
the muddle out of our heads, and we shall be as fresh as larks."
"All right. I've--married you. She said I ought to marry you again,
and I have straightway. It is true religion! Ha--ha--ha!"
MICHAELMAS came and passed, and Jude and his wife, who had lived
but a short time in her father's house after their remarriage,
Jude the Obscure
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy:
selling the forests in the province of Kostroma, the land lower down
the river, and the Crimean estate, in order to make it possible: all
of which operations according to him were connected with such
complicated measures- the removal of injunctions, petitions,
permits, and so on- that Pierre became quite bewildered and only
"Yes, yes, do so."
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled
him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only
tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it. The
steward for his part tried to pretend to the count that he
War and Peace