|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
meant to join on my explorations passing eastward by the
sink; but, Lord! how it rains.
I went out this morning with a pocket compass and walked in a
varying direction, perhaps on an average S. by W., 1754
paces. Then I struck into the bush, N.W. by N., hoping to
strike the Vaituliga above the falls. Now I have it plotted
out I see I should have gone W. or even W. by S.; but it is
not easy to guess. For 600 weary paces I struggled through
the bush, and then came on the stream below the gorge, where
it was comparatively easy to get down to it. In the place
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Raking taverns, a thief perhaps. My curse be on him!' he
added, rising again into wrath.
'Hush!' cried Nance, springing to her feet: 'your boy, your
dead wife's boy - Aunt Susan's baby that she loved - would
you curse him? O, God forbid!'
The energy of her address surprised him from his mood. He
looked upon her, tearless and confused. 'Let me go to my
bed,' he said at last, and he rose, and, shaking as with
ague, but quite silent, lighted his candle, and left the
Poor Nance! the pleasant current of her dreams was all
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock:
If you hunt in the chases of Nottinghamshire, you may catch other
game than my daughter. Both she and I are content to be houseless
for a time, in the reflection that we have deserved your enmity,
and the friendship of Coeur-de-Lion. "FITZWATER."
--Tuck, the merry friar, who many a sermon made
In praise of Robin Hood, his outlaws, and their trade.
The baron, with some of his retainers and all the foresters, halted at
daybreak in Sherwood forest. The foresters quickly erected tents,
and prepared an abundant breakfast of venison and ale.