|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
natured indifference to stir when she had asked him to
get the wood for breakfast. It was nothing, of course,
to walk a hundred yards to the beach and pick up the
wood, and she did it. The hurt that stung was the
feeling that he was growing indifferent.
She felt for the first time an impulse to box his
lazy jaws as he yawned and turned over for the dozenth
time without rising. He looked for all the world like
a bulldog curled up on his bed of grass.
She shook him at last.
"Jim, dear, you must get up now! Breakfast is
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
barking attracted the attention of some of the tug's crew, so
that as soon as we reached the side there were hands to help
us aboard. I asked the girl if she was hurt, but she assured
me that she was none the worse for this second wetting; nor did
she seem to suffer any from shock. I was to learn for myself
that this slender and seemingly delicate creature possessed
the heart and courage of a warrior.
As we joined our own party, I found the tug's mate checking up
our survivors. There were ten of us left, not including the girl.
Our brave skipper was missing, as were eight others. There had
been nineteen of us in the attacking party and we had accounted
The Land that Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Cavalry General by Xenophon:
trans. "these are simply memoranda."
And first to speak of the Processions. These will, I think, be
rendered most acceptable to Heaven and to earth's spectators were the
riders to ride round the Agora and temples, commencing from the
Hermae, and pay honour to the sacred beings, each in turn, whose
shrines and statues are there congregated. (Thus in the great
Dionysia the choruses embrace their gracious service to the other
gods and to the Twelve with circling dance.) When the circuit is
completed, and the riders are back again in front of the Hermae, it
would add, I think, to the beauty of the scene if at this point
they formed in companies of tribes, and giving their horses rein,