|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair:
a heaven to him.
It was an enormous establishment, covering a hundred and sixty acres
of ground, employing five thousand people, and turning out over
three hundred thousand machines every year--a good part of all the
harvesting and mowing machines used in the country. Jurgis saw very
little of it, of course--it was all specialized work, the same as at
the stockyards; each one of the hundreds of parts of a mowing machine
was made separately, and sometimes handled by hundreds of men.
Where Jurgis worked there was a machine which cut and stamped a
certain piece of steel about two square inches in size; the pieces
came tumbling out upon a tray, and all that human hands had to do
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ezra 7: 28 and hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened according to the hand of the LORD my God upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Ezra 8: 1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.
Ezra 8: 2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush.
Ezra 8: 3 Of the sons of Shecaniah: of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males a hundred and fifty.
Ezra 8: 4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.
Ezra 8: 5 Of the sons of Shechaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.
Ezra 8: 6 And of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.
Ezra 8: 7 And of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.
Ezra 8: 8 And of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him fourscore males.
Ezra 8: 9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
remaining a housekeeper."
"That is but natural," said the alchemist with a strange smile,
which yet bore a greater reference to the human character than
the uninterested and abstracted gaze which his physiognomy had
hitherto expressed, where all seemed to refer to some world
distant from that which was existing around him.
"It is so," answered Varney; "you understand women well, though
it may have been long since you were conversant amongst them.
Well, then, she is not to be contradicted; yet she is not to be
humoured. Understand me--a slight illness, sufficient to take
away the desire of removing from thence, and to make such of your