|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
but this suspense.'
'I will tell you,' he replied, with merciful bluntness.
'Your mother was a slave; it was my design, so soon as I had
saved a competence, to sail to the free land of Britain,
where the law would suffer me to marry her: a design too
long procrastinated; for death, at the last moment,
intervened. You will now understand the heaviness with which
your mother's memory hangs about my neck.'
I cried out aloud, in pity for my parents; and in seeking to
console the survivor, I forgot myself.
'It matters not,' resumed my father. 'What I have left
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
powerful and mighty.
And the noise caught those who had done wrong; and on the morrow
they were lying corpses in their houses, as though they had never
dwelt therein. Did not Thamud indeed disbelieve in their Lord? Aye!
away with Thamud!
Our messengers did come to Abraham with glad tidings; they said,
'Peace!' He said, 'Peace be it!' nor did he delay to bring the roasted
calf. But when he saw that their hands reached not thereto, he could
not understand them, and harboured fear of them. They said, 'Fear not.
Verily, we are sent unto the people of Lot.' And his wife was standing
by, laughing; and we gave her the glad tidings of Isaac, and of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac:
reader can refer to his reminiscences, and will probably smile as he
calls up the images of all that company in their Sunday-best faces as
well as their finest frippery.
If any social event can prove the influence of environment, is it not
this? In fact, the Sunday-best mood of some reacts so effectually on
the rest that the men who are most accustomed to wearing full dress
look just like those to whom the party is a high festival, unique in
their life. And think too of the serious old men to whom such things
are so completely a matter of indifference, that they are wearing
their everyday black coats; the long-married men, whose faces betray
their sad experience of the life the young pair are but just entering