|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Prince of Helium," and with each word her sharp point pierced
the vile heart of the great villain. Then, with a vindictive
shove she cast the carcass of the First Born from the deck to
fall in awful silence after the body of his victim.
I had been so paralyzed by surprise that I had made no move to reach
the deck during the awe-inspiring scene which I had just witnessed,
and now I was to be still further amazed by her next act, for Phaidor
extended her hand to me and assisted me to the deck, where I stood
gazing at her in unconcealed and stupefied wonderment.
The Warlord of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
unlimited vengeance. The owl whooped around us as we hung
betwixt heaven and earth; the tide roared against the foot of the
rock, and dashed asunder our skiff. yet no man's heart failed
him. In the morning there was blood and ashes, where there had
been peace and joy at the sunset."
"It was a pretty camisade, I doubt not, Ranald MacEagh, a very
sufficient onslaught, and not unworthily discharged.
Nevertheless, I would have pressed the house from that little
hillock called Drumsnab. But yours is a pretty irregular
Scythian fashion of warfare, Ranald, much resembling that of
Turks, Tartars, and other Asiatic people.--But the reason, my
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
"Madame is pretty, certainly."
"No doubt of it."
"Yet not altogether beautiful."
"No, but as she grows older, she will probably become
strikingly beautiful. You must have remarked the change
which a few years have already made in her. Her beauty will
improve more and more; she is now only sixteen years of age.
At fifteen I was, myself, very thin; but even as she is at
present, Madame is very pretty."
"And consequently others have remarked it."
"Undoubtedly, for a woman of ordinary rank is noticed -- and
Ten Years Later