|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Time Machine by H. G. Wells:
we must conclude was along the Time-Dimension.'
`But,' said the Medical Man, staring hard at a coal in the
fire, `if Time is really only a fourth dimension of Space, why is
it, and why has it always been, regarded as something different?
And why cannot we move in Time as we move about in the other
dimensions of Space?'
The Time Traveller smiled. `Are you sure we can move freely in
Space? Right and left we can go, backward and forward freely
enough, and men always have done so. I admit we move freely in
two dimensions. But how about up and down? Gravitation limits
The Time Machine
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
CHAPTER VIII EXPLORING
AT Harry's call, James Starr, Madge, and Simon Ford entered
through the narrow orifice which put the Dochart pit in
communication with the new mine. They found themselves at
the beginning of a tolerably wide gallery. One might well believe
that it had been pierced by the hand of man, that the pick
and mattock had emptied it in the working of a new vein.
The explorers question whether, by a strange chance, they had
not been transported into some ancient mine, of the existence
of which even the oldest miners in the county had ever known.
No! It was merely that the geological layers had left this
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from My Antonia by Willa Cather:
and the more I understand him.'
She asked me whether I had learned to like big cities.
`I'd always be miserable in a city. I'd die of lonesomeness.
I like to be where I know every stack and tree, and where
all the ground is friendly. I want to live and die here.
Father Kelly says everybody's put into this world for something,
and I know what I've got to do. I'm going to see that
my little girl has a better chance than ever I had.
I'm going to take care of that girl, Jim.'
I told her I knew she would. `Do you know, Antonia, since I've
been away, I think of you more often than of anyone else in this part