|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"I will," promised Ozma.
"Now tell me, please, what magic things must you
find?" continued the Wizard, addressing Ojo.
"The three hairs from the Woozy's tail I
have," said the boy. "That is, I have the Woozy,
and the hairs are in his tail. The six-leaved
"You may take it and keep it," said Ozma. "That
will not be breaking the Law, for it is already
picked, and the crime of picking it is forgiven."
"Thank you!" cried Ojo gratefully. Then he
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw:
took for seein' him, because there's no lor agin it. I was in the
gravel pit in the canal meadow--"
"What business had you there?" said the inspector, interrupting.
"I got leave to be there," said the boy insolently, but
"Who gave you leave?" said the inspector, collaring him. "Ah," he
added, as the captive burst into tears, "I told you you'd have to
deal with me. Now hold your noise, and remember where you are and
who you're speakin' to; and perhaps I mayn't lock you up this
time. Tell me what you saw when you were trespassin' in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
a while in silence. "Fancy his thinking we do no work in England!"
the young man resumed.
"I daresay he didn't really think so," said Percy Beaumont.
"Well, I guess they don't know much about England over here!"
declared Lord Lambeth humorously. And then there was another long pause.
"He was devilish civil," observed the young nobleman.
"Nothing, certainly, could have been more civil," rejoined his companion.
"Littledale said his wife was great fun," said Lord Lambeth.
"This American's--Mrs. Westgate. What's his name? J.L."
Beaumont was silent a moment. "What was fun to Littledale,"