|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
himself." It was with some purpose of this kind, Mrs. Dyson
suggested, that Peace stole a photograph of herself out of a
locket, intending to make some improper use of it. At last,
in desperation, the Dysons moved to Banner Cross. From the day
of their arrival there until the murder, Mrs. Dyson never saw
Peace. She denied altogether having been in his company the
night before the murder. The letters were "bare forgeries,"
written by Peace or members of his family to get her into their
Against the advice of all her friends Mrs. Dyson had come back
from America to give evidence against Peace. To the detective
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
mistake. The footman had his hand on the drawing-room door.
"I will tell him, madam. What name, please?"
Julia trembled: she had not thought of that. "Merely say a
lady," she returned carelessly.
The footman wavered and she fancied herself lost; but at that
instant the door opened from within and John Arment stepped into
the hall. He drew back sharply as he saw her, his florid face
turning sallow with the shock; then the blood poured back to it,
swelling the veins on his temples and reddening the lobes of his
It was long since Julia had seen him, and she was startled at the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
saw the hostile appearance of their visitors, but before a
blow could be struck Norman of Torn, grasping his sword
in his right hand, raised his left aloft in a gesture for
"Hold!" he cried, and, turning directly to Roger
de Leybourn, "I have no quarrel with thee, My Lord; but
again I come for a guest within thy halls. Methinks
thou hast as bad taste in whom thou entertains as
didst thy fair lady."
"Who be ye, that thus rudely breaks in upon the
peace of my castle, and makes bold to insult my guests?"
The Outlaw of Torn