|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
here and there. He breakfasted in snatches while
he was working, and rarely managed to get his
dinner at the proper hour. The cook used to scold
him for being late, but she was sorry for him all
the same, and would keep something hot for his
dinner and supper.
At holiday times there was more work than ever,
but Alyosha liked holidays because everybody gave
him a tip. Not much certainly, but it would
amount up to about sixty kopeks [1s 2d]--his
very own money. For Alyosha never set eyes on
The Forged Coupon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
shifting almost with violence on his seat, he let it altogether
In spite of this drop, if not just by reason of it, she felt as if
Lady Bradeen, all but named out, had popped straight up; and she
practically betrayed her consciousness by waiting a little before
she rejoined: "Cleverer than who?"
"Well, if I wasn't afraid you'd think I swagger, I should say--than
anybody! If you leave your place there, where shall you go?" he
more gravely asked.
"Oh too far for you ever to find me!"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Beast in the Jungle by Henry James:
life too. That was in fine how he so constantly felt her as
allowing for him; he couldn't on the whole call it anything else.
He allowed for himself, but she, exactly, allowed still more;
partly because, better placed for a sight of the matter, she traced
his unhappy perversion through reaches of its course into which he
could scarce follow it. He knew how he felt, but, besides knowing
that, she knew how he looked as well; he knew each of the things of
importance he was insidiously kept from doing, but she could add up
the amount they made, understand how much, with a lighter weight on
his spirit, he might have done, and thereby establish how, clever
as he was, he fell short. Above all she was in the secret of the