|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
It had been deliberate murder, for upon the bar had been left
a piece of paper rudely scrawled with a pencil: "All friends of
rangers look for the same."
This roused Duane. His first move, however, was to bury
Laramie. None of Laramie's neighbors evinced any interest in
the dead man or the unfortunate family he had left. Duane saw
that these neighbors were held in check by fear. Mrs. Laramie
was ill; the shock of her husband's death was hard on her; and
she had been left almost destitute with five children. Duane
rented a small adobe house on the outskirts of town and moved
the family into it. Then he played the part of provider and
The Lone Star Ranger
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Soul of the Far East by Percival Lowell:
never more so than when those views are religious visions.
An enthusiast has certainly a greater chance of being taken for a
god among a people who do not know him intimately as a man. So with
his doctrines. The imported is apt to seem more important than the
home-made; as the far-off bewitches more easily than the near. But
just as castles in the air do not commonly become the property of
their builders, so mansions in the skies almost as frequently have
failed of direct inheritance. Rather strikingly has this proved the
case with what are to-day the two most powerful religions of the
world,--Buddhism and Christianity. Neither is now the belief of its
founder's people. What was Aryan-born has become Turanian-bred,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:
it's always out of anger. But stealing--Bah!"
This profound piece of reasoning meets with unani-
mous assent. After a short silence while he meditates,
a colonel ventures his opinion:
"Everything is all right according to something, see?
That is, everything has its circumstances, see? God's own
truth is this: I have stolen, and if I say that everyone
here has done the trick, I'm not telling a lie, I reckon! "
"Hell, I stole a lot of them sewing machines in Mex-
ico," exclaims a major. "I made more'n five hundred
pesos even though I sold them at fifty cents apiece!"