|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen:
"I will not trust to THAT," retreating to her own room.
"A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no
conscience in his intrusion on that of others."
The event proved her conjecture right, though it
was founded on injustice and error; for Colonel Brandon
DID come in; and Elinor, who was convinced that
solicitude for Marianne brought him thither, and who saw
THAT solicitude in his disturbed and melancholy look,
and in his anxious though brief inquiry after her,
could not forgive her sister for esteeming him so lightly.
"I met Mrs. Jennings in Bond Street," said he,
Sense and Sensibility
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Emma by Jane Austen:
and so apt to tell every thing relative to every body about me,
I would marry to-morrow. But between us, I am convinced there never
can be any likeness, except in being unmarried."
"But still, you will be an old maid! and that's so dreadful!"
"Never mind, Harriet, I shall not be a poor old maid; and it is
poverty only which makes celibacy contemptible to a generous public!
A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous,
disagreeable old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls,
but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable,
and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else. And the
distinction is not quite so much against the candour and common
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
that if we stay here much longer we shall probably go off our
heads. Now that boat on the deck remains sound and seaworthy. Why
should not we provision her and take our chance? We know more or
less which way to steer."
Bastin and I looked at each other. It was he who spoke first.
"Wouldn't it be rather a risky job in an open boat?" he asked.
"However, that doesn't matter much because I don't take any
account of risks, knowing that I am of more value than a sparrow
and that the hairs of my head are all numbered."
"They might be numbered under water as well as above it,"
muttered Bickley, "and I feel sure that on your own showing, you
When the World Shook