|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Talisman by Walter Scott:
height, contrived to view the heavenly bodies, and particularly
the planetary system--by whose movements and influences, as both
Christian and Moslem believed, the course of human events was
regulated, and might be predicted."
This was the substance of the Emir Sheerkohf's information, and
it left Sir Kenneth in doubt whether the character of insanity
arose from the occasional excessive fervour of the hermit's zeal,
or whether it was not altogether fictitious, and assumed for the
sake of the immunities which it afforded. Yet it seemed that the
infidels had carried their complaisance towards him to an
uncommon length, considering the fanaticism of the followers of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
little moral tale. I thought she would not last me five
minutes. But now she is growing quite human and ridiculous
about that Philip, and I think I may find her very attractive
"SOME LOVER'S CLEAR DAY."
"HOPE!" said Philip Malbone, as they sailed together in a
little boat the next morning, "I have come back to you from
months of bewildered dreaming. I have been wandering,--no
matter where. I need you. You cannot tell how much I need
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
gone the young man explained himself.
"I'll make a tremendous charge; I'll earn a lot of money in a short
time, and we'll live on it."
"Well, I hope the opulent youth will be a dismal dunce - he
probably will - " Morgan parenthesised - "and keep you a long time
a-hammering of it in."
"Of course the longer he keeps me the more we shall have for our
"But suppose THEY don't pay you!" Morgan awfully suggested.
"Oh there are not two such - !" But Pemberton pulled up; he had
been on the point of using too invidious a term. Instead of this