|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock:
till the death of King Richard and the usurpation of John,
by placing their enemy in power, compelled them to return to
their greenwood sovereignty; which, it is probable, they would
have before done from choice, if their love of sylvan liberty
had not been counteracted by their desire to retain the friendship
of Coeur-de-Lion. Their old and tried adherents, the friar
among the foremost, flocked again round their forest-banner;
and in merry Sherwood they long lived together, the lady still
retaining her former name of Maid Marian, though the appellation
was then as much a misnomer as that of Little John.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
inside the little circle. Thus a tie between Alfred and Jonathan had to be
"Shoot close, Alfred," yelled Isaac. "I hope you beat him. He always won from
me and then crowed over it."
Alfred's second shot went wide of the mark, and as Jonathan placed another
bullet in the circle, this time nearer the center, Alfred had to acknowledge
"Here comes Miller," said Silas Zane. "Perhaps he will want a try."
Col. Zane looked round. Miller had joined the party. He carried his rifle and
accoutrements, and evidently had just returned to the settlement. He nodded
pleasantly to all.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
thought that Shaggy might show him the magic
talisman and turn all the hatred in his heart into
love. Ruggedo was proud of his hatred and abhorred
love of any sort.
"Really," said he, "I'd rather he conquered and
lose my wealth and my Kingdom than gaze at that
awful Love Magnet. What can I do to prevent the
Shaggy Man from taking it out of his pocket?"
Kaliko returned to the cavern in time to
overhear this question, and being a loyal nome and
eager to serve his King, he answered by saying:
Tik-Tok of Oz