|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:
The Baroness walked homeward, alone, in the starlight,
asking herself a question. Was she to have gained nothing--
was she to have gained nothing?
Gertrude Wentworth had held a silent place in the little circle
gathered about the two gentlemen from Boston. She was not
interested in the visitors; she was watching Madame Munster,
as she constantly watched her. She knew that Eugenia also was
not interested--that she was bored; and Gertrude was absorbed
in study of the problem how, in spite of her indifference and her
absent attention, she managed to have such a charming manner.
That was the manner Gertrude would have liked to have;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant:
"Do you remember that Dr. Parent sent you to sleep?"
"Oh! Very well then; he ordered you to come to me this morning to
borrow five thousand francs, and at this moment you are obeying
She considered for a few moments, and then replied: "But as it is
my husband who wants them--"
For a whole hour I tried to convince her, but could not succeed,
and when she had gone I went to the doctor. He was just going
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
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