|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
accompanying that unhappy Dalgetty and his handful of horse, who
detained me for hours on the march at the pace of a crippled
badger, I made a stretch of four miles with six of my people in
the direction of Inverlochy, and there met with Ian of Glenroy,
who had been out for intelligence. Argyle is moving upon
Inverlochy with three thousand chosen men, commanded by the
flower of the sons of Diarmid.--These are my news--they are
certain--it is for you to construe their purport."
"Their purport must be good," answered Montrose, readily and
cheerfully; "the voice of M'Ilduy is ever pleasant in the ears of
Montrose, and most pleasant when it speaks of some brave
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
"Yes, in a way."
"There's opportunities for husky youngsters out here. What're you goin' to
rustle for, if I may ask?"
"I'm going in for forestry."
"Forestry? Do you mean lumberin'?"
"No. Forestry is rather the opposite of lumbering. I'm going in for
Government forestry--to save the timber, not cut it."
It seemed to me he gave a little start of surprise; he certainly
straightened up and looked at me hard.
"What's Government forestry?"
I told him to the best of my ability. He listened attentively enough, but
The Young Forester
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
Your birds of peace white-pinioned float
O'er ruined fort and storied plain,
Your faithful stewards sleepless guard
The harvests of your gold and grain.
God give you joy, God give you grace
To shield the truth and smite the wrong,
To honour Virtue, Valour, Worth.
To cherish faith and foster song.
So may the lustre of your days
Outshine the deeds Firdusi sung,
Your name within a nation's prayer,