|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
"I certainly have," confessed the lady, mirthfully. "And the way
he used to come bringing my horse, with the ridges of his black
hair so carefully brushed and that blue spotted handkerchief tied
so effectively round his throat, was something that I missed a
great deal after he went away."
"Thank you, my dear, for this warning. I have plans that will
keep him absent quite constantly for the future."
And then they spoke less flightily. "I always knew," said the
lady, "that you had found a treasure when that man came."
The Judge laughed. "When it dawned on me," he said, "how cleverly
he caused me to learn the value of his services by depriving me
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Polity of Athenians and Lacedaemonians by Xenophon:
 Cf. Plato, "Alc. maj." 106 E; "Theages," 122 E; Aristot. "Pol."
 Or, "sandals."
But when we turn to Lycurgus, instead of leaving it to each member of
the state privately to appoint a slave to be his son's tutor, he set
over the young Spartans a public guardian, the Paidonomos or
"pastor," to give them his proper title, with complete authority
over them. This guardian was selected from those who filled the
highest magistracies. He had authority to hold musters of the boys,
and as their overseer, in case of any misbehaviour, to chastise
severely. The legislator further provided his pastor with a body of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
for--this. Into the world, into Martin's world--and this way out
of it. Burned to death--Billy."
The rain had lessened a little and now the wind began to shake
the house, rattle the windows and scream as it tore its way over
the plains. The sky flared white and the world lighted up
suddenly, as though the sun had been turned on from an electric
switch. At the same instant she saw a bolt of lightning strike a
young tree by the roadside, heard the sharp click as it hit and
then watched the flash dance about, now on the road, now along
the barbed wire fencing. Then the world went black again. And a
rumble quickly grew to an earth-shaking blast of thunder. It was