|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Apology by Xenophon:
acquit the guilty, either through some touch of pity excited by the
pleadings, or that the defendant had skill to turn some charming
phrase?" Thus appealed to, Socrates replied: "Nay, solemnly I tell
you, twice already I have essayed to consider my defence, and twice
the divinity hinders me"; and to the remark of Hermogenes, "That is
strange!" he answered again: "Strange, do you call it, that to God it
should seem better for me to die at once? Do you not know that up to
this moment I will not concede to any man to have lived a better life
than I have; since what can exceed the pleasure, which has been mine,
of knowing that my whole life has been spent holily and justly?
And indeed this verdict of self-approval I found re-echoed in the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
empty corridors, till at length I came to the curtains of my
sleeping place. I drew them and passed through. There, far up the
room, the faint light gleaming on her snowy dress, her raven hair
and ornaments of gold, stood Otomie my bride.
I went towards her, and as I came she glided to meet me with
outstretched arms. Presently they were about my neck and her kiss
was on my brow.
'Now all is done, my love and lord,' she whispered, 'and come good
or ill, or both, we are one till death, for such vows as ours
cannot be broken.'
'All is done indeed, Otomie, and our oaths are lifelong, though
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
the edge and argue, rather than descend and beard the unknown
Cyclopean horror in its lair. Three dogs that were with the party
had barked furiously at first, but seemed cowed and reluctant
when near the glen. Someone telephoned the news to the Aylesbury
Transcript; but the editor, accustomed to wild tales from Dunwich,
did no more than concoct a humorous paragraph about it; an item
soon afterwards reproduced by the Associated Press.
everyone went home, and every house and barn was barricaded as
stoutly as possible. Needless to say, no cattle were allowed to
remain in open pasturage. About two in the morning a frightful
The Dunwich Horror