|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
father, but through the personal charm, and lovable-
ness of the holy man's nature, which shone alike on
saint and sinner.
It was doubtless due to his unremitting labors with
the youthful Norman, during the period that the boy's
character was most amenable to strong impressions,
that the policy of the mighty outlaw was in many re-
spects pure and lofty. It was this same influence,
though, which won for Father Claude his only enemy
in Torn; the little, grim, gray, old man whose sole aim
in life seemed to have been to smother every finer
The Outlaw of Torn
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
deck through the main hatch, and while one kept watch, the other
cut a hind quarter off Plesiosaurus Olsoni, as Bradley dubbed
the thing. Meantime Olson cut off the long neck, saying that it
would make fine soup. By the time we had cleared away the blood
and refuse in the tower, the cook had juicy steaks and a steaming
broth upon the electric stove, and the aroma arising from P. Olsoni
filled us an with a hitherto unfelt admiration for him and all his kind.
The steaks we had that night, and they were fine; and the
following morning we tasted the broth. It seemed odd to be
eating a creature that should, by all the laws of paleontology,
The Land that Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
explanation of my daring. Among other things that prevented
that, I was too short of breath.
"He didn't fight fair," sobbed Archie.
Beatrice, from behind the old ladies, regarded me intently and
without hostility. I am inclined to think the modification of my
face through the damage to my lip interested her. It became
dimly apparent to my confused intelligence that I must not say
these two had been playing with me. That would not be after the
rules of their game. I resolved in this difficult situation upon
a sulky silence, and to take whatever consequences might follow.