|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
at the embroidered border. Winterbourne presently released
the child, who departed, dragging his alpenstock along the path.
"He doesn't like Europe," said the young girl. "He wants
to go back."
"To Schenectady, you mean?"
"Yes; he wants to go right home. He hasn't got any boys here.
There is one boy here, but he always goes round with a teacher;
they won't let him play."
"And your brother hasn't any teacher?" Winterbourne inquired.
"Mother thought of getting him one, to travel round with us.
There was a lady told her of a very good teacher;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
which consumed so little of his own commemorative oil. The
reproach was taken from this thought by Mrs. Aubyn's gradual
translation into terms of universality. In becoming a personage
she so naturally ceased to be a person that Glennard could almost
look back to his explorations of her spirit as on a visit to some
famous shrine, immortalized, but in a sense desecrated, by popular
Her letters, from London, continued to come with the same tender
punctuality; but the altered conditions of her life, the vistas of
new relationships disclosed by every phrase, made her
communications as impersonal as a piece of journalism. It was as
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
work you may have to do, at any moment. Without hesitation Flora
seized her father round the body and pulled back--being astonished
at the ease with which she managed to make him drop into his seat
again. She kept him there resolutely with one hand pressed against
his breast, and leaning across him, she, in her turn put her head
and shoulders out of the window. By then the cab had drawn up to
the curbstone and was stopped. "No! I've changed my mind. Go on
please where you were told first. To the docks."
She wondered at the steadiness of her own voice. She heard a grunt
from the driver and the cab began to roll again. Only then she sank
into her place keeping a watchful eye on her companion. He was