|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
sovereign. It was through this gateway his Majesty proposed to escape, and
the Royal Army now led the Saw-Horse along the passage and unbarred the
gate, which swung backward with a loud crash.
"Now," said Tip to the horse, "you must save us all. Run as fast as you can
for the gate of the City, and don't let anything stop you."
"All right!" answered the Saw-Horse, gruffly, and dashed away so suddenly
that Tip had to gasp
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"WE WILL MAKE A DASH TO LIBERTY OR TO DEATH."
for breath and hold firmly to the post he had driven into the creature's
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
man must be a mere impostor.'
And just at this moment there came a confused, scuffling sound
from underneath the table; a strange note, like that of a
barn-door fowl, ushered in a most explosive sneeze; the head of
the sufferer was at the same time brought smartly in contact with
the boards above; and the sneeze was followed by a hollow groan.
Julia fled to the door, and there, with the salutary instinct of
the brave, turned and faced the danger. There was no pursuit. The
sounds continued; below the table a crouching figure was
indistinctly to be seen jostled by the throes of a sneezing-fit;
and that was all.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
cheer; in this matter, in fact, he was a gourmand of the schools
of Louis XVIII. and of the Duc d'Escars, and luxury was
supplemented by splendor. Eugene, dining for the first time in a
house where the traditions of grandeur had descended through many
generations, had never seen any spectacle like this that now met
his eyes. In the time of the Empire, balls had always ended with
a supper, because the officers who took part in them must be
fortified for immediate service, and even in Paris might be
called upon to leave the ballroom for the battlefield. This
arrangement had gone out of fashion under the Monarchy, and
Eugene had so far only been asked to dances. The self-possession