|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
and makes me so sad!"
"You are getting tired, Sue. Oh--I forgot, darling! Yes, we'll go
on at once."
They started in quest of the lodging, and at last found
something that seemed to promise well, in Mildew Lane--
a spot which to Jude was irresistible--though to Sue it was not
so fascinating--a narrow lane close to the back of a college,
but having no communication with it. The little houses
were darkened to gloom by the high collegiate buildings,
within which life was so far removed from that of the people
in the lane as if it had been on opposite sides of the globe;
Jude the Obscure
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
began, if not to trust, at least to like each other; and Don Guzman
told Amyas, bit by bit, who he was, of what an ancient house, and
of what a poor one; and laughed over the very small chance of his
ransom being raised, and the certainty that, at least, it could not
come for a couple of years, seeing that the only De Soto who had a
penny to spare was a fat old dean at St. Yago de Leon, in the
Caracas, at which place Don Guzman had been born. This of course
led to much talk about the West Indies, and the Don was as much
interested to find that Amyas had been one of Drake's world-famous
crew, as Amyas was to find that his captive was the grandson of
none other than that most terrible of man-hunters, Don Ferdinando
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Another Study of Woman by Honore de Balzac:
aim at making all Europe France? And after making us weigh on the
earth in such a way as to change the laws of gravitation, he left us
poorer than on the day when he first laid hands on us; while he, who
had taken an empire by his name, lost his name on the frontier of his
empire in a sea of blood and soldiers. A man all thought and all
action, who comprehended Desaix and Fouche."
"All despotism and all justice at the right moments. The true king!"
said de Marsay.
"Ah! vat a pleashre it is to dichest vile you talk," said Baron de
"But do you suppose that the treat we are giving you is a common one?"