|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
for a time he held her. That this affection was as deep as he first
imagined, I do not believe; but that it was as shallow as he would
almost be at pains to make it appear by the completeness with which
he affects to have put her from his mind when he discovered her
worthlessness, I do not believe; nor, as I have said, do his actions
encourage that belief. Then, again, his callous cynicism in hoping
that he had killed Binet is also an affectation. Knowing that such
things as Binet are better out of the world, he can have suffered
no compunction; he had, you must remember, that rarely level vision
which sees things in their just proportions, and never either
magnifies or reduces them by sentimental considerations. At the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Recruit by Honore de Balzac:
She returned to her own room, half carried by Brigitte and her old
"Oh! madame," said Brigitte, as she undressed her mistress, "must that
man sleep in Monsieur Auguste's bed, and put on Monsieur Auguste's
slippers, and eat the pate I made for Monsieur Auguste? They may
guillotine me if I--"
"Brigitte!" cried Madame de Dey.
Brigitte was mute.
"Hush!" said her husband in her ear, "do you want to kill madame?"
At that moment the recruit made a noise in the room above by sitting
down to his supper.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant:
she quickly went back on foot to the establishment from which she
had come, where the proprietress, who thought that she was dead,
was very glad to see her.
A short time afterward, a patriot who had no prejudices, who
liked her because of her bold deed, and who afterward loved her
for herself, married her, and made a lady of her.
AN AFFAIR OF STATE.
Paris had just heard of the disaster of Sedan. The Republic was
proclaimed. All France was panting from a madness that lasted
until the time of the Commonwealth. Everybody was playing at
soldier from one end of the country to the other.