|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"Not Jav, nor any other soft-skinned Lotharian," she replied;
"but a real man, a real warrior--Carthoris of Helium!"
Again the man laughed at her.
"You forget the bowmen," he reminded her. "What could
your red warrior accomplish against my fearless legions?"
Again he caught her roughly to him, dragging her
towards his couch.
"If you will not be my queen," he said, "you shall be my slave."
"Neither!" cried the girl.
As she spoke the single word there was a quick move
of her right hand; Tario, releasing her, staggered back,
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
hearing the clank of the verger's keys. "It is growing dark, and
we shall be turned out in a few minutes."
He walked across the church, and Count Ottaviano followed him out
into the deserted square.
"Now," said Wyant, pausing on the steps.
The Count, who had regained some measure of self-possession,
began to speak in a high key, with an accompaniment of
"My dear sir--my dear Mr. Wyant--you find me in an abominable
position--that, as a man of honor, I immediately confess. I have
taken advantage of you--yes! I have counted on your amiability,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
Say, 'Verily, I am bidden to serve God, being sincere in religion to
Him; and I am bidden that I be the first of those resigned.'
Say, 'Verily, I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the torment of a
mighty day.' Say, 'God do I serve, being sincere in my religion to
Him; serve then what ye will beside Him!' Say, 'Verily, the losers are
those who lose themselves and their families on the resurrection
day. Aye, that is the obvious loss.'
They shall have over them shades of fire, and under them shades;
with that does God frighten His servants: O my servants! then fear me.
But those who avoid Taghut and serve them not, but turn repentant
unto God, for them shall be glad tidings. Then give glad tidings to my