|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
of awe enveloped me like its own proper atmosphere. But everything
vanished at the sound of Dona Rita's loud whisper full of boundless
dismay, such as to make one's hair stir on one's head.
"Mon Dieu! And what is going to happen now?"
She got down from the couch and walked to a window. When the
lights had been brought into the room all the panes had turned inky
black; for the night had come and the garden was full of tall
bushes and trees screening off the gas lamps of the main alley of
the Prado. Whatever the question meant she was not likely to see
an answer to it outside. But her whisper had offended me, had hurt
something infinitely deep, infinitely subtle and infinitely clear-
The Arrow of Gold
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter:
opened one eye--shut it hastily.
The snores continued.
Mr. Tod's proceedings were
peculiar, and rather difficult (because
the bed was between the window
and the door of the bedroom). He
opened the window a little way,
and pushed out the greater part of
the clothes line on to the window-
sill. The rest of the line, with a hook
at the end, remained in his hand.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
bones among them," the reformation in Religion and the King's
riding through the streets of London with Anna Bullen. It is
however but Justice, and my Duty to declare that this amiable
Woman was entirely innocent of the Crimes with which she was
accused, and of which her Beauty, her Elegance, and her
Sprightliness were sufficient proofs, not to mention her solemn
Protestations of Innocence, the weakness of the Charges against
her, and the King's Character; all of which add some
confirmation, tho' perhaps but slight ones when in comparison
with those before alledged in her favour. Tho' I do not profess
giving many dates, yet as I think it proper to give some and
Love and Friendship