|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Frances Waldeaux by Rebecca Davis:
is following her vulgar courses. I saw the difference
after he had lived with her for one day. He is tainted."
She stood staring into the dull lamp. "She may not live
long, though," she said. "She doesn't look strong----"
"Frances! For God's sake!"
"Well, what of it? Why shouldn't I wish her gone? The
harm--the harm! Do you remember that Swedish maid I
had--a great fair woman? One day she was stung by a
green fly, and in a week she was dead, her whole body a
mass of corruption! Oh, God lets such things be done!
Nothing but a green fly----" She shook off Clara's hold,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
inheritor, preserved by the mighty hand of God!"
Here the king's son burst into tears of pain and vexation, unable
to bear the parting from a loving father and excellent teacher.
"And who," quoth he, "shall fill thy place, O my father? And
whom like unto thee shall I find to be shepherd and guide of my
soul's salvation? What consolation may I find in my loss of
thee? Behold thou hast brought me, the wicked and rebellious
servant, back to God, and set me in the place of son and heir!
Thou hast sought me that was lost and astray on the mountain, a
prey for every evil beast, and folded me amongst the sheep that
had never wandered. Thou hast shown me the direct road to truth,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
abominablissimo, damnissimo. Capisce. Eh?" *
* This is vile Italian. It may--with a certain charity to Benham--
be rendered: "The beastliest inn! The beastliest! The beastliest,
most awful lunch! The vilest horse! Most dangerous! Abominable
The landlord made deprecatory gestures.
"YOU understand all right," said Benham. "Da me il argento per il
carozzo. Subito?" *
* "Give me back the money for the carriage. QUICKLY!"
The landlord was understood to ask whether the signor no longer
wished for the carriage.