|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy:
alone? What nonsense! I don't want to. I will call him at
'Father Sergius, Father Sergius! Sergey Dmitrich! Prince
Beyond the partition all was silent.
'Listen! This is cruel. I would not call you if it were not
necessary. I am ill. I don't know what is the matter with me!'
she exclaimed in a tone of suffering. 'Oh! Oh!' she groaned,
falling back on the bench. And strange to say she really felt
that her strength was failing, that she was becoming faint, that
everything in her ached, and that she was shivering with fever.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:
"Lonely, eh! Where's Senor Monico?"
"Oh, he's not here, gentlemen, I assure you! We mere-
ly rent the house from him, you see. We only know
him by name!"
Demetrio orders his men to search the house.
"No, please don't. We'll bring you whatever we have
ourselves, but please for God's sake, don't do anything
cruel. We're spinsters, lone women . . . perfectly re-
spectable. . . ."
"Spinsters, hell! What about these kids here?" Pan-
cracio interrupts brutally. "Did they spring from the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:
to the river behind Wildeve's house. High above this
to the right, and much nearer thitherward than the Quiet
Woman Inn, the blurred contour of Rainbarrow obstructed
After her attentive survey of the wild slopes and hollow
ravines a gesture of impatience escaped Eustacia.
She vented petulant words every now and then, but there
were sighs between her words, and sudden listenings
between her sighs. Descending from her perch she again
sauntered off towards Rainbarrow, though this time she
did not go the whole way.
Return of the Native