|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
I determined that now was as good a time as any to
discover just how deep was Raja's affection for me. One
of us could be master, and logically I was the one. He
growled at me. I cuffed him sharply across the nose. He
looked it me for a moment in surprised bewilderment,
and then he growled again. I made another feint at him,
expecting that it would bring him at my throat; but in-
stead he winced and crouched down.
Raja was subdued!
I stooped and patted him. Then I took a piece of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells:
the high, hectoring vein I had adopted. 'That's queer,' I said,
and as I spoke I fancied I heard some one moving about down below.
'Come into my room and tell me more about it,' I said. 'I didn't,
of course, understand this,' and I tried to take him by the arm.
But, of course, you might as well have tried to take hold of a puff
of smoke! I had forgotten my number, I think; anyhow, I remember
going into several bedrooms--it was lucky I was the only soul
in that wing--until I saw my traps. 'Here we are,' I said, and sat
down in the arm-chair; 'sit down and tell me all about it. It seems
to me you have got yourself into a jolly awkward position, old chap.'
"Well, he said he wouldn't sit down! he'd prefer to flit up and down
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
SECOND SOLDAT. Et le troisieme qui est un vin sicilien. Ce vin-le
est rouge comme le sang.
LE NUBIEN. Les dieux de mon pays aiment beaucoup le sang. Deux
fois par an nous leur sacrifions des jeunes hommes et des vierges:
cinquante jeunes hommes et cent vierges. Mais il semble que nous ne
leur donnons jamais assez, car ils sont tres durs envers nous.
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Dans mon pays il n'y a pas de dieux e present, les
Romains les ont chasses. Il y en a qui disent qu'ils se sont
refugies dans les montagnes, mais je ne le crois pas. Moi, j'ai
passe trois nuits sur les montagnes les cherchant partout. Je ne
les ai pas trouves. Enfin, je les ai appeles par leurs noms et ils