|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
lowered heads upon Jason; but he never flinched a step. The
flame of their breath swept round him, but it singed not a
hair of his head; and the bulls stopped short and trembled
when Medeia began her spell.
Then Jason sprang upon the nearest and seized him by the
horn; and up and down they wrestled, till the bull fell
grovelling on his knees; for the heart of the brute died
within him, and his mighty limbs were loosed, beneath the
steadfast eye of that dark witch-maiden and the magic whisper
of her lips.
So both the bulls were tamed and yoked; and Jason bound them
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
Derues was an assurance that he would see his wife again in a few
The days passed, but Mme. de Lamotte made no sign. About four
o'clock on the afternoon of February 28, Derues, accompanied by
the parish priest of Villeneuvele-Roi, presented himself before
M. de Lamotte at Buisson-Souef. For the moment M. de Lamotte was
rejoiced to see the little man; at last he would get news of his
wife. But he was disappointed. Derues could tell him only what
he had been told already, that his wife had sold their estate and
gone away with the money.
M. de Lamotte was hardly convinced. How, he asked Derues, had he
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum:
before they entered upon this field they saw three little mounds that
looked like graves, with a pretty headstone to each one of them.
"What is this?" asked Dorothy, in wonder.
"It's Jack Pumpkinhead's private graveyard," replied the Tin Woodman.
"But I thought nobody ever died in Oz," she said.
"Nor do they; although if one is bad, he may be condemned and killed
by the good citizens," he answered.
Dorothy ran over to the little graves and read the words engraved upon
the tombstones. The first one said:
Here Lies the Mortal Part of
The Road to Oz