|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
liberty and so quickly had the foliage swallowed her that
there was something almost uncanny in it.
A hundred yards from the road the trees were further
apart, and through them the pursuers caught a glimpse of
their quarry. The girl was riding like mad along the rough,
uneven hillside. Her mount, surefooted as a chamois, seemed
in his element. But two of the horses of her pursuers were
as swift, and under the cruel spurs of their riders were clos-
ing up on their fugitive. The girl urged her horse to greater
speed, yet still the two behind closed in.
A hundred yards ahead lay a deep and narrow gully,
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
flushed to his forehead, and the papers trembled in his hands. He
ran the fingers of his unoccupied hand through his hair and murmured
audibly, "That dog! that dog!" It was evident that some thought
had struck him with such insistence as to render him oblivious of
his surroundings. Then he finally realised where he was, and walked
on quickly to Bauer's room, his face still flushed, his hands
trembling. When he came out from the office again, he was his usual
quiet, humble self.
But the commissioner, with his now greater knowledge of the little
man's gifts and past, could not forget the incident. During the
afternoon he found himself repeating mechanically, "That dog - that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:
will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living
creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and
this it is which justifies it, over all the world.
After that, who knows if Jup and Top had not themselves their little
dream of the future.
Ayrton silently said to himself that he would like to see Lord Glenarvan
again and show himself to all restored.
One evening, on the 15th of October, the conversation was prolonged later
than usual. It was nine o'clock. Already, long badly concealed yawns gave
warning of the hour of rest, and Pencroft was proceeding towards his bed,
when the electric bell, placed in the dining-room, suddenly rang.
The Mysterious Island