|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
favourite dish, a haunch of mutton."
"Thank you," said the Wolf, moving away, "but you must excuse me; I
have just had a saddle of shepherd."
The Goose and the Swan
A CERTAIN rich man reared a Goose and a Swan, the one for his
table, the other because she was reputed a good singer. One night
when the Cook went to kill the Goose he got hold of the Swan
instead. Thereupon the Swan, to induce him to spare her life,
began to sing; but she saved him nothing but the trouble of killing
her, for she died of the song.
The Lion, the Cock, and the Ass
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
everything being sacrificed to speed in this instance. It is
fitted with a 100 horse-power motor and is designed to carry an
observer if required. There is no offensive armament, however.
The fuel tank capacity, moreover, is limited, being only
sufficient for a two or three hours' flight. While this is
adequate for general reconnoitring, which for the most part
entails short high speed flights, there are occasions when the
Staff demands more prolonged observations conducted over a
greater radius. This requisition can be met by eliminating the
observer, whose duties in this instance must be assumed by the
pilot, and substituting in place of the former, a second fuel
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
O! this is it that makes your servants droop.
Hence comes it that your kindred shuns your house,
As beaten hence by your strange lunacy.
O noble lord, bethink thee of thy birth,
Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment,
And banish hence these abject lowly dreams.
Look how thy servants do attend on thee,
Each in his office ready at thy beck:
Wilt thou have music? Hark! Apollo plays,
The Taming of the Shrew