|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy:
father was insane from what my uncle did to my mother. He
drowned her. The house caught on fire and he blamed her for it.
She said she didn't. She was too sick to get up and he took her
out of the house and his big son pumped water on her. She was
pretty near dead anyhow. We was too little to do anything. I
seen it. I remember that all right. I can see that yet Brother
and sister died about 3 years ago. Brother took sick from
sleeping out. We slept around in barns for 2 years. Father was
in an insane hospital in Kansas. I think my uncle was hanged at
N. Junction. We did not stay there. I remember yet when they
went to put my mother in the grave. I jumped in with her. We
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
beautiful vale in which were many fruit trees and green fields, with
pretty farm-houses scattered here and there and broad, smooth roads
that led in every direction.
In the center of this lovely vale, about a mile from where our friends
were standing, rose the tall spires of the royal palace, which
glittered brightly against their background of blue sky. The palace
was surrounded by charming grounds, full of flowers and shrubbery.
Several tinkling fountains could be seen, and there were pleasant
walks bordered by rows of white marble statuary.
All these details Dorothy was, of course, unable to notice or admire
until they had advanced along the road to a position quite near to the
Ozma of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe:
if we might be put in a way how to do it. The captain readily
offered his assistance, told her the method of entering upon
such business, and how easy, nay, how certain it was for
industrious people to recover their fortunes in such a manner.
'Madam,' says he, ''tis no reproach to any many in that country
to have been sent over in worse circumstances than I perceive
your cousins are in, provided they do but apply with diligence
and good judgment to the business of that place when they
She then inquired of him what things it was necessary we
should carry over with us, and he, like a very honest as well