|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
bought; a hundred, Tuan!" in a tone of mysterious solemnity.
Abdulla, firmly persuaded of the existence of some more important
dealings, received, however, the information with all the signs
of respectful astonishment. And the two would separate, the Arab
cursing inwardly the wily dog, while Babalatchi went on his way
walking on the dusty path, his body swaying, his chin with its
few grey hairs pushed forward, resembling an inquisitive goat
bent on some unlawful expedition. Attentive eyes watched his
movements. Jim-Eng, descrying Babalatchi far away, would shake
off the stupor of an habitual opium smoker and, tottering on to
the middle of the road, would await the approach of that
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift:
after my landing. It was brought parallel to me, as I lay. But
the principal difficulty was to raise and place me in this
vehicle. Eighty poles, each of one foot high, were erected for
this purpose, and very strong cords, of the bigness of
packthread, were fastened by hooks to many bandages, which the
workmen had girt round my neck, my hands, my body, and my legs.
Nine hundred of the strongest men were employed to draw up these
cords, by many pulleys fastened on the poles; and thus, in less
than three hours, I was raised and slung into the engine, and
there tied fast. All this I was told; for, while the operation
was performing, I lay in a profound sleep, by the force of that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
instead of trying to understand people?'
In the year 1878, he took a passionate fancy for the phonograph:
it was a toy after his heart, a toy that touched the skirts of
life, art, and science, a toy prolific of problems and theories.
Something fell to be done for a University Cricket Ground Bazaar.
'And the thought struck him,' Mr. Ewing writes to me, 'to exhibit
Edison's phonograph, then the very newest scientific marvel. The
instrument itself was not to be purchased - I think no specimen had
then crossed the Atlantic - but a copy of the TIMES with an account
of it was at hand, and by the help of this we made a phonograph
which to our great joy talked, and talked, too, with the purest