|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad:
A mankind which has invented the proverb,
"Time is money," will understand my vexation.
The word "Delay" entered the secret chamber of
my brain, resounded there like a tolling bell which
maddens the ear, affected all my senses, took on a
black colouring, a bitter taste, a deadly meaning.
"I am really sorry to see you worried like this.
Indeed, I am. . . ."
It was the only humane speech I used to hear at
that time. And it came from a doctor, ap-
The Shadow Line
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Then he led her out into the night toward the centre
of the great plaza.
"Stand here," he commanded, "until we come for you.
We shall be watching, and should you attempt to escape
it will go ill with you--much worse than death.
Such are the prince's orders."
Then he turned and retraced his steps toward the palace,
leaving her alone in the midst of the unseen terrors of
the haunted city, for in truth these places are haunted
in the belief of many Martians who still cling to an ancient
superstition which teaches that the spirits of Holy Therns
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
before that you'll raise your hands above your head. I want
to search you."
Barney did as he was bid and a moment later felt deft
fingers running over his clothing in search of concealed
weapons. Satisfied at last that he was unarmed, the girl
directed him to precede her, guiding his steps from behind
with a hand upon his arm. Occasionally he felt the muzzle
of her revolver touch his body. It was a most unpleasant
They crossed the room to a door which his captor directed
him to open, and after they had passed through and she had
The Mad King