|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
himself. "By the way, Hastings, there is something I want you to
do for me."
"Certainly. What is it?"
"Next time you happen to be alone with Lawrence Cavendish, I want
you to say this to him. 'I have a message for you, from Poirot.
He says: "Find the extra coffee-cup, and you can rest in peace!"
' Nothing more. Nothing less."
" 'Find the extra coffee-cup, and you can rest in peace.' Is that
right?" I asked, much mystified.
"But what does it mean?"
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
which gave a malign and now undeniable significance to the various
turns of events so carefully noted by my uncle?
March 1st -
or February 28th according to the International Date Line - the
earthquake and storm had come. From Dunedin the Alert and her
noisome crew had darted eagerly forth as if imperiously summoned,
and on the other side of the earth poets and artists had begun
to dream of a strange, dank Cyclopean city whilst a young sculptor
had moulded in his sleep the form of the dreaded Cthulhu. March
23rd the crew of the Emma landed on an unknown island and left
six men dead; and on that date the dreams of sensitive men assumed
Call of Cthulhu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin:
generous offers insincere? I believ'd him one of the best men in
I presented him an inventory of a little print'g-house, amounting
by my computation to about one hundred pounds sterling. He lik'd it,
but ask'd me if my being on the spot in England to chuse the types,
and see that every thing was good of the kind, might not be of
some advantage. "Then," says he, "when there, you may make acquaintances,
and establish correspondences in the bookselling and stationery way."
I agreed that this might be advantageous. "Then," says he,
"get yourself ready to go with Annis;" which was the annual ship,
and the only one at that time usually passing between London
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin