|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Captain Stormfield by Mark Twain:
called the Wart."
Says I to myself, "Young man, it wouldn't be wholesome for you to
go down THERE and call it the Wart."
Well, they let me in, then, and told me I was safe forever and
wouldn't have any more trouble.
Then they turned from me and went on with their work, the same as
if they considered my case all complete and shipshape. I was a
good deal surprised at this, but I was diffident about speaking up
and reminding them. I did so hate to do it, you know; it seemed a
pity to bother them, they had so much on their hands. Twice I
thought I would give up and let the thing go; so twice I started to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
departure; it will seem of little importance to
you, because it concerns me alone.
"This morning my husband came in and told
me about your quarrel with Grushnitski. Evi-
dently I changed countenance greatly, because he
looked me in the face long and intently. I almost
fainted at the thought that you had to fight a
duel to-day, and that I was the cause of it; it
seemed to me that I should go mad. . . But
now, when I am able to reason, I am sure that
you remain alive: it is impossible that you should
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
was clement, pitiful, relenting.
'O Abraham! avoid this; verily, the bidding of thy Lord has come;
verily, there is coming to them torment that cannot be put off.'
And when our messengers came to Lot, he was grieved for them; but
his arm was straitened for them, and he said, 'This is a troublesome
day!' And his people came to him, rushing at him, for before that they
used to work evil. He 'Said, 'O my people! here are my daughters, they
are purer for you; then, fear God, and do not disgrace me through my
guests;- is there not among you one right-thinking man?'
They said, 'Thou knowest that we have no claim on thy daughters;
verily, thou knowest what we want!' He said, 'Had I but power over