|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain:
f'r? WE hain't done nothing."
"No, I know you haven't. I ain't blaming you,
gentlemen. I brought myself down -- yes, I did it
myself. It's right I should suffer -- perfectly right --
I don't make any moan."
"Brought you down from whar? Whar was you
brought down from?"
"Ah, you would not believe me; the world never
believes -- let it pass -- 'tis no matter. The secret of
my birth --"
"The secret of your birth! Do you mean to say --"
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
SO they fled away in haste to the westward; but Aietes manned
his fleet and followed them. And Lynceus the quick-eyed saw
him coming, while he was still many a mile away, and cried,
'I see a hundred ships, like a flock of white swans, far in
the east.' And at that they rowed hard, like heroes; but the
ships came nearer every hour.
Then Medeia, the dark witch-maiden, laid a cruel and a
cunning plot; for she killed Absyrtus her young brother, and
cast him into the sea, and said, 'Ere my father can take up
his corpse and bury it, he must wait long, and be left far
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
After a moment's constrained silence she said to him,
"You must have no projects, Mr. Thorpe, in which I
am concerned. This talk is all very wide of the mark.
You are not entitled to speak as if I were mixed up with
your affairs. There is nothing whatever to warrant it."
"But how can you help being in my projects if I put you there,
and keep you there?" he asked her, with gleeful boldness.
"And just ask yourself whether you do really want
to help it. Why should you? You've seen enough of me
to know that I can be a good friend. And I'm the kind