|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ebb-Tide by Stevenson & Osbourne:
good as your own?' suggested Attwater. 'I can understand the
'You are judging me, Mr Attwater,' said the clerk, 'and God
knows how unjustly! THOU GAWD SEEST ME, was the tex' I 'ad in
my Bible, w'ich my father wrote it in with 'is own 'and upon the
'I am sorry I have to beg your pardon once more,' said
Attwater; 'but, do you know, you seem to me to be a trifle
nearer, which is entirely outside of our bargain. And I would
venture to suggest that you take one--two--three--steps back;
and stay there.'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
solemn thoughts, saw two farmers approaching them, sent as a
deputation from the village, where the inhabitants were in a state of
painful anxiety to know the sentence pronounced by the physician from
"They are still consulting, and as yet we know nothing, my friends,"
said the archbishop.
As he spoke, Monsieur Roubaud appeared coming toward them, and they
all hurried to meet him.
"Well?" said the mayor.
"She cannot live forty-eight hours longer," replied Monsieur Roubaud.
"During my absence the disease has fully developed; Monsieur Bianchon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
years; what a chance for a judicial blunder! 'But no,' thought
Morris, 'they cannot, they dare not, make it murder. Not that.
But honestly, and speaking as a man to a man, I don't see any
other crime in the calendar (except arson) that I don't seem
somehow to have committed. And yet I'm a perfectly respectable
man, and wished nothing but my due. Law is a pretty business.'
With this conclusion firmly seated in his mind, Morris Finsbury
descended to the hall of the house in John Street, still
half-shaven. There was a letter in the box; he knew the
handwriting: John at last!
'Well, I think I might have been spared this,' he said bitterly,