|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
departure moved the placid constable in no degree. He was of
Dogberry's opinion; and if a man would not stand in the Prince's
name, he took no note of him, but let him go, and thanked God he was
rid of a knave. And surely the crime and the law were in admirable
keeping; rustic constable was well met with rustic offender. The
officer sitting at home over a bit of fire until the criminal came to
visit him, and the criminal coming - it was a fair match. One felt
as if this must have been the order in that delightful seaboard
Bohemia where Florizel and Perdita courted in such sweet accents, and
the Puritan sang Psalms to hornpipes, and the four-and-twenty
shearers danced with nosegays in their bosoms, and chanted their
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Or with white statues fill the atrium full.
The talking hearth, the rafters sweet with smoke,
Live fountains and rough grass, my line invoke:
A sturdy slave, not too learned wife,
Nights filled with slumber, and a quiet life.
DE HORTIS JULII MARTIALIS
MY Martial owns a garden, famed to please,
Beyond the glades of the Hesperides;
Along Janiculum lies the chosen block
Where the cool grottos trench the hanging rock.
The moderate summit, something plain and bare,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
weren't going to pull it until halfpast one - and there won't be
any danger for you. All you've got to do is get the money before
they do, and then see that it goes back where it belongs to-morrow.
Will you? You don't want to see a crime committed to-night if - if
you can stop it, do you?"
Rhoda Gray's face was grave. She hesitated for a moment.
"I'll have to know more than that before I can answer you, Nan,"
"It's the only way to stop it!" Gypsy Nan whispered feverishly.
"I won't split on my pals - I won't - I won't! But I trust you.
Will you promise not to snitch if I tell you how to stop it, even