|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Numa moved forward to the ape-man's side and then
turning, paced beside him along the narrow street. At the next
turn they came in sight of the gate, where, beneath several
flares, they saw a group of at least twenty warriors prepared
to seize them, while from the opposite direction the roars of
the pursuing lions sounded close upon them, mingling with the
screams of numerous parrots which now circled about their
heads. Tarzan halted and turned to the young aviator. "How
many rounds of ammunition have you left?" he asked.
"I have seven in the pistol," replied Smith-Oldwick, "and
perhaps a dozen more cartridges in my blouse pocket."
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
despair. "You look like a washerwoman."
"I'll put on some cold cream and powder," answered Zoie. She
flew to her dressing table; and in a moment there was a white
cloud in her immediate vicinity. She turned to Aggie to inquire
the result. Again the 'phone rang. "Who's that?" she exclaimed
"I'll see," answered Aggie.
"It couldn't be Alfred, could it?" asked Zoie with mingled hope
"Of course not," answered Aggie, as she removed the receiver from
the hook. "Alfred wouldn't 'phone, he would come right up."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation
in 1778. And, finally, in 1787 one of the declared objects for ordaining
and establishing the Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION."
But if the destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States
be lawfully possible, the Union is LESS perfect than before the Constitution,
having lost the vital element of perpetuity.
It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion
can lawfully get out of the Union; that Resolves and Ordinances
to that effect are legally void; and that acts of violence,
within any State or States, against the authority of the United States,
are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.