|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
happen if you do."
"Yes, Mamma," said Rosa, who was nine and felt old enough to manage a
thousand lamps. "But let me stay up--the 'Bub' may wake and want some
"Half-past eight!" said the Frau. "I'll make the father tell you too."
Rosa drew down the corners of her mouth.
"Here comes the father. You go into the bedroom and fetch my blue silk
handkerchief. You can wear my black shawl while I'm out--there now!"
Rosa dragged it off her mother's shoulders and wound it carefully round her
own, tying the two ends in a knot at the back. After all, she reflected,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Mr. Philander, and in a few minutes they came panting to
the cabin, calling out to each other a volley of excited
questions as they approached. A glance within confirmed
their worst fears.
Jane and Esmeralda were not there.
Instantly, Clayton, followed by the two old men, plunged
into the jungle, calling the girl's name aloud. For half an
hour they stumbled on, until Clayton, by merest chance,
came upon the prostrate form of Esmeralda.
He stopped beside her, feeling for her pulse and then
listening for her heartbeats. She lived. He shook her.
Tarzan of the Apes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker:
awaken human fear. Stuffed serpents of the most objectionable and
horrid kind; giant insects from the tropics, fearsome in every
detail; fishes and crustaceans covered with weird spikes; dried
octopuses of great size. Other things, too, there were, not less
deadly though seemingly innocuous--dried fungi, traps intended for
birds, beasts, fishes, reptiles, and insects; machines which could
produce pain of any kind and degree, and the only mercy of which was
the power of producing speedy death.
Caswall, who had never before seen any of these things, except those
which he had collected himself, found a constant amusement and
interest in them. He studied them, their uses, their mechanism--
Lair of the White Worm