|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
supposing I had felt any curiosity about the matter, I had no way
of finding out that the letters were written to you. You never
showed me the originals."
"What does that prove? There were fifty ways of finding out.
It's the kind of thing one can easily do."
Flamel glanced at him with contempt. "Our ideas probably differ
as to what a man can easily do. It would not have been easy for
Glennard's anger vented itself in the words uppermost in his
thought. "It may, then, interest you to hear that my wife DOES
know about the letters--has known for some months. . . ."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:
other hand, treats of the same subject regarded from another point of view.
It speaks of the relation of the senses to one another; it shows how they
meet the mind; it analyzes the transition from sense to thought. The one
describes their nature as apparent to the outward eye; by the other they
are regarded only as the instruments of the mind. It is in this latter
point of view that we propose to consider them.
The simplest sensation involves an unconscious or nascent operation of the
mind; it implies objects of sense, and objects of sense have differences of
form, number, colour. But the conception of an object without us, or the
power of discriminating numbers, forms, colours, is not given by the sense,
but by the mind. A mere sensation does not attain to distinctness: it is
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Out of Time's Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
who had accompanied him he called her by name. "Ajor," he said,
"permit me to introduce Lieutenant Bradley; Lieutenant, Mrs.
The Englishman laughed as he shook hands with the girl. "You are
not as good a soldier as I," he said to Billings. "Instead of
being taken prisoner myself I have taken one--Mrs. Bradley, this
is Mr. Billings."
Ajor, quick to understand, turned toward Co-Tan. "You are going
back with him to his country?" she asked. Co-Tan admitted it.
"You dare?" asked Ajor. "But your father will not permit it--
Jor, my father, High Chief of the Galus, will not permit it, for
Out of Time's Abyss