|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
"And I, I am sure of it," returned Michael quietly.
THE PASSAGE OF THE YENISEI
AT nightfall, on the 25th of August, the kibitka came in
sight of Krasnoiarsk. The journey from Tomsk had taken
eight days. If it had not been accomplished as rapidly as it
might, it was because Nicholas had slept little. Con-
sequently, it was impossible to increase his horse's pace,
though in other hands, the journey would not have taken
Happily, there was no longer any fear of Tartars. Not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:
PARKER. Mrs. Erlynne!
[LORD WINDERMERE starts. MRS. ERLYNNE enters, very beautifully
dressed and very dignified. LADY WINDERMERE clutches at her fan,
then lets it drop on the door. She bows coldly to MRS. ERLYNNE,
who bows to her sweetly in turn, and sails into the room.]
LORD DARLINGTON. You have dropped your fan, Lady Windermere.
[Picks it up and hands it to her.]
MRS. ERLYNNE. [C.] How do you do, again, Lord Windermere? How
charming your sweet wife looks! Quite a picture!
LORD WINDERMERE. [In a low voice.] It was terribly rash of you to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
5 Whoso, divine Sarasvati, invokes thee where the prize is
Like Indra when he smites the foe.
6 Aid us, divine Sarasvad, thou who art strong in wealth and
Like Pusan, give us opulence.
7 Yea, this divine Sarasvati, terrible with her golden path,
Foe-slayer, claims our eulogy.
8 Whose limitless unbroken flood, swift-moving with a rapid
Comes onward with tempestuous roar.
The Rig Veda