|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
occasion came he perceived in the same instant the fullest reasons
for regretting it.
"Ah!" she said, hanging only for a moment, and then: "you told me
you were alone!" . . .
Her mind leapt at once to the personification of these people as all
that had puzzled and baffled her in her son since his flight from
London. They were the enemy, they had got hold of him.
"When I asked you if you were alone you pretended to be angry," she
remembered with a flash. "You said, ‘Do I tell lies?'"
"I WAS alone. Until-- It was an accident. On my walk I was
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
them; for if they had escaped it was only to meet a new danger.
Mr. Moreen appealed to him, on every precedent, as a man of the
world; but his wife had recourse, for the first time since his
domestication with them, to a fine hauteur, reminding him that a
devoted mother, with her child, had arts that protected her against
"I should misrepresent you grossly if I accused you of common
honesty!" our friend replied; but as he closed the door behind him
sharply, thinking he had not done himself much good, while Mr.
Moreen lighted another cigarette, he heard his hostess shout after
him more touchingly
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
Till success or defeat is certain, accept without any shame the modest
ease I can give you both. We will go to-morrow and choose a place
where he may live.
"Have you such regard for me as will allow you to make me the partner
in your guardianship?"
Marianna, surprised at such magnanimity, held out her hand to the
Count, who went away, trying to evade the civilities of Giardini and
On the following day Giardini took the Count up to the room where the
Gambaras lodged. Though Marianna fully knew her lover's noble soul,--
for there are natures which quickly enter into each other's spirit,--