|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Verses 1889-1896 by Rudyard Kipling:
His fog-horn cut the reeking Banks;
By dock and deep and mine and mill
The Boy-god reckless laboured still!
Robed, crowned and throned, he wove his spell,
Where heart-blood beat or hearth-smoke curled,
With unconsidered miracle,
Hedged in a backward-gazing world;
Then taught his chosen bard to say:
"Our King was with us -- yesterday!"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
"You're not a day over fifteen, I'll bet."
"I meant to say fifteen," meekly corrected the youth.
"That's another of them. You meant to say eighteen, but you found
I wouldn't swallow it. Now, Master Frank, you want to learn one
thing prompt if you and I are to travel together. I can't stand a
liar. You tell the truth, or I'll give you the best licking you
ever had in your life."
"You're as bad a bully as he is," the boy burst out, flushing
"Oh, no, I'm not," came the ranger's prompt unmoved answer. "But
just because you're such a weak little kid that I could break you
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Polity of Athenians and Lacedaemonians by Xenophon:
have received a whipping, not from his own father but some other, and
goes and complains to his own father, it would be thought wrong on the
part of that father if he did not inflict a second whipping on his
son. A striking proof, in its way, how completely they trust each
other not to impose dishonourable commands upon their children.
 Or rather, "members of his household."
 See Plut. "Lycurg." 15 (Clough, i. 104).
 See Plut. "Moral." 237 D.
In the same way he empowered them to use their neighbour's
domestics in case of need. This communism he applied also to dogs used
for the chase; in so far that a party in need of dogs will invite the