|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
there fell upon him from the trees near by a shower
of broken rock and dead limbs torn from age-old trees.
A dozen times he was hit, and then the apes ran down
and gathered other rocks, pelting him unmercifully.
Numa turned to flee, but his way was barred by a fusilade
of sharp-cornered missiles, and then, upon the edge
of the clearing, great Taug met him with a huge fragment
of rock as large as a man's head, and down went the Lord
of the Jungle beneath the stunning blow.
With shrieks and roars and loud barkings the great apes
of the tribe of Kerchak rushed upon the fallen lion.
The Jungle Tales of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain:
than what that undertaker was.
Well, the funeral sermon was very good, but pison
long and tiresome; and then the king he shoved in and
got off some of his usual rubbage, and at last the job
was through, and the undertaker begun to sneak up on
the coffin with his screw-driver. I was in a sweat
then, and watched him pretty keen. But he never
meddled at all; just slid the lid along as soft as mush,
and screwed it down tight and fast. So there I was!
I didn't know whether the money was in there or not.
So, says I, s'pose somebody has hogged that bag on
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
of the apparatus.
In a loud voice this old man shouted, "The fire-damp is upon you!
Woe--woe betide ye all!"
At the same moment the slight smell peculiar to carburetted hydrogen
was perceptibly diffused through the atmosphere. And, in truth,
the fall of the rock had made a passage of escape for an enormous
quantity of explosive gas, accumulated in vast cavities, the openings
to which had hitherto been blocked up.
Jets and streams of the fire-damp now rose upward in the vaulted dome;
and well did that fierce old man know that the consequence of what he had
done would be to render explosive the whole atmosphere of the mine.