|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
upon the throne of Lutha, your majesty."
Barney laid his hand upon the shoulder of the other.
"It cannot be, my friend," he said. "There is more than a
throne at stake for me, but to win them both I could not
do the thing you suggest. If Leopold of Lutha lives he
must be crowned tomorrow."
"And if he does not live?" asked Butzow.
Barney Custer shrugged his shoulders.
It was dusk when the two entered the palace grounds in
Lustadt. The sight of Barney threw the servants and func-
tionaries of the royal household into wild excitement and
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland:
to the appetite and tends to satisfy that aching void, commends
itself to his literary taste, and hence the popularity of many
of our nursery rhymes, the only thought of which is about
something good to eat. Notice the following:
Look at the white breasted crows overhead.
My father shot once and ten crows tumbled dead.
When boiled or when fried they taste very good,
But skin them, I tell you, there's no better food.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
Old Castro remembered bits of
hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and
made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. There
had been aeons when other Things ruled on the earth, and They
had had great cities. Remains of Them, he said the deathless Chinamen
had told him, were still be found as Cyclopean stones on islands
in the Pacific. They all died vast epochs of time before men came,
but there were arts which could revive Them when the stars had
come round again to the right positions in the cycle of eternity.
They had, indeed, come themselves from the stars, and brought
Their images with Them.
Call of Cthulhu