|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
"Will you come to-morrow at eleven? Cheyne Row. I forget the
number, but it's got a green door."
"I'd love to."
He hailed a taxi.
"That's right, then." He turned to the driver. "Go to
Richmond," he said, opening the door.
As it moved, he put his head out of the window.
"Mind you wear that hat, old boy."
The next morning I had my first sitting. It was a great success.
There was much to say, and we talked furiously for three hours.
And all the time I sat still upon the throne, and George painted.
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
the boy at his side, to see to what extent he was conscious of
these dark omens. But Morgan, luckily for him, was now mainly
conscious of growing taller and stronger and indeed of being in his
fifteenth year. This fact was intensely interesting to him and the
basis of a private theory - which, however, he had imparted to his
tutor - that in a little while he should stand on his own feet. He
considered that the situation would change - that in short he
should be "finished," grown up, producible in the world of affairs
and ready to prove himself of sterling ability. Sharply as he was
capable at times of analysing, as he called it, his life, there
were happy hours when he remained, as he also called it - and as
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac:
advice and assistance. Neither the one nor the other could then know
that du Tillet himself had lighted the charcoal of the vulgar brazier,
the sight of which had so justly terrified the countess.
"He has but me in all the world," said Marie to her sister, "and I
will not fail him."
That speech contains the secret motive of most women; they can be
heroic when they are certain of being all in all to a grand and
A LOVER SAVED AND LOST
Du Tillet had heard some talk even in financial circles of the more or