|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
him to the open space in the center of the village, where a high
stake was set in the ground. It had not been intended for
burnings, but offered a convenient place to tie up refractory
slaves that they might be beaten--ofttimes until death relieved
To this stake they bound Korak. Then they brought brush and
piled about him, and The Sheik came and stood by that he might
watch the agonies of his victim. But Korak did not wince even
after they had fetched a brand and the flames had shot up among
the dry tinder.
Once, then, he raised his voice in the low call that he had
The Son of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
that I must be dressed by half-past eight."
"How unreasonable of her! You should give her warning."
"I daren't, Mr. Gray. Why, she invents hats for me.
You remember the one I wore at Lady Hilstone's garden-party?
You don't, but it is nice of you to pretend that you do.
Well, she made if out of nothing. All good hats are made out
"Like all good reputations, Gladys," interrupted Lord Henry.
"Every effect that one produces gives one an enemy.
To be popular one must be a mediocrity."
"Not with women," said the duchess, shaking her head; "and women
The Picture of Dorian Gray
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
a chance to look out. 'I want to sleep.'
'Good,' he said, with a broad grin. 'But it is early yet, and
you have plenty of time.'
And then, at last, he slowly let down the trap-door, and I heard
him chuckle as he went down the ladder.
Before he reached the bottom I was at the window. The woman,
whom I had seen, still stood below in the same place, and beside
her was a man in a peasant's dress, holding a lanthorn. But the
man, the man I wanted to see, was no longer there. He was gone,
and it was evident that the others no longer feared me; for while
I gazed the landlord came out to them with another lanthorn