|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Off on a Comet by Jules Verne:
Meanwhile seventy kilogrammes of each of the articles required were weighed,
and the Jew for each seventy had to take the price of ten.
All along Captain Servadac had been acting only in jest. Aware that
old Isaac was an utter hypocrite, he had no compunction in turning
a business transaction with him into an occasion for a bit of fun.
But the joke at an end, he took care that the Jew was properly paid
all his legitimate due.
FAR INTO SPACE
A month passed away. Gallia continued its course, bearing its little
population onwards, so far removed from the ordinary influence of human
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
And all for what, the devil only knows --
Will aggregate an inkling to confirm
The credit of a sage or of a worm,
Or tell us why one man in five
Should have a care to stay alive
While in his heart he feels no violence
Laid on his humor and intelligence
When infant Science makes a pleasant face
And waves again that hollow toy, the Race;
No planetary trap where souls are wrought
For nothing but the sake of being caught
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
noose over the sleeper's head, and drew it taut by throwing back
on his weight, at the same time seizing the gun and bringing it to
Jim Cardegee awoke, choking, bewildered, staring down the twin
wells of steel.
"Where is it?" Kent asked, at the same time slacking on the rope.
Kent merely threw back his weight, shutting off the other's wind.
"Where is it?" Kent repeated.
"Wot?" Cardegee asked, as soon as he had caught his breath.