|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
whom prayers come. Do not send me back to my father to die
some dreadful death; but let me go my way, and bear my
burden. Have I not had enough of punishment and shame?'
'Who are you, strange maiden? and what is the meaning of your
'I am Medeia, daughter of Aietes, and I saw my countrymen
here to-day; and I know that they are come to find me, and
take me home to die some dreadful death.'
Then Arete frowned, and said, 'Lead this girl in, my maidens;
and let the kings decide, not I.'
And Alcinous leapt up from his throne, and cried, 'Speak,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Padre Ignacio by Owen Wister:
know that she could sing, too. She sang several verses by an astonishing
little Jew violon-cellist that is come up over there."
The Padre gazed down at his blithe guest. "To see somebody, somebody,
once again, is very pleasant to a hermit!"
"It cannot be more pleasant than arriving at an oasis," returned Gaston.
They had delayed on the threshold to look at the beauty of the evening,
and now the priest watched his parishioners come and go. "How can one
make companions--" he began; then, checking himself, he said: "Their
souls are as sacred and immortal as mine, and God helps me to help them.
But in this world it is not immortal souls that we choose for companions;
it is kindred tastes, intelligences, and--and so I and my books are
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
from. Then, before long, he fell to pestering the old man with
questions about the matter.
At first the old man put him off with short answers, but the
Fiddler was a master-hand at finding out anything he wanted to
know. He dinned and drummed and worried until flesh and blood
could stand it no longer. So at last the old man said that he
would show him the treasure-house where all his wealth came from,
and at that the Fiddler was tickled beyond measure.
The old man took a key from behind the door and led him out into
the garden. There in a corner by the wall was a great trap-door
of iron. The old man fitted the key to the lock and turned it. He