|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
with me, and we will do the best we can."
So, Ozma and Dorothy having already dismounted from their backs, the
Lion and the Tiger leaped back again under the awful hammer and
returned with two generals clinging to their necks. They repeated
this daring passage twelve times, when all the officers had been
carried beneath the giant's legs and landed safely on the further
side. By that time the beasts were very tired, and panted so hard
that their tongues hung out of their great mouths.
"But what is to become of the private?" asked Ozma.
"Oh, leave him there to guard the chariot," said the Lion. "I'm tired
out, and won't pass under that mallet again."
Ozma of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
believe that you actually inspire him; for I, who never am away from
him, have never heard anything like this."
"And Kadijah's farewell!" cried Gambara, who sang the /cavatina/ which
he had described the day before as sublime, and which now brought
tears to the eyes of the lovers, so perfectly did it express the
loftiest devotion of love.
"Who can have taught you such strains?" cried the Count.
"The Spirit," said Gambara. "When he appears, all is fire. I see the
melodies there before me; lovely, fresh in vivid hues like flowers.
They beam on me, they ring out,--and I listen. But it takes a long,
long time to reproduce them."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
subscribed to anything, even daily mass, and a bath,
had that been necessary to admit them to the service
of Norman of Torn.
"Aye, aye!" they cried. "We be your men indeed."
"Wait," said Norman of Torn, "there is more. You
are to obey my every command on pain of instant death,
and one-half of all your gains are to be mine. On my
side I will clothe and feed you, furnish you with mounts
and armor and weapons and a roof to sleep under, and
fight for and with you with a sword arm which you
know to be no mean protector. Are you satisfied?"
The Outlaw of Torn