|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
take it from me by violence?"
"Keep calm! You will have the same choice that you offered us. I
shall give you time to go away somewhere,"
"How will that serve me, if you spoil my lake? You don't understand
what You are doing."
"Go, or stay!" responded Maskull. "I give you till the water gets
smooth again. After that, I begin playing."
Earthrid kept swallowing. He glanced at the lake and back to
"Do you swear it?"
"How long that will take, you know better than I; but till then you
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson:
pray to God that ye may be keepit from the like temptation or
strengthened to resist it!"
The womanly falsity of this was thrown away. Ice and iron cannot be
welded; and the points of view of the Justice-Clerk and Mrs. Weir were
not less unassimilable. The character and position of his father had
long been a stumbling-block to Archie, and with every year of his age
the difficulty grew more instant. The man was mostly silent; when he
spoke at all, it was to speak of the things of the world, always in a
worldly spirit, often in language that the child had been schooled to
think coarse, and sometimes with words that he knew to be sins in
themselves. Tenderness was the first duty, and my lord was invariably
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
anything read or written, you, I presume, would be the first person in the
house who is summoned by them.
And you would be allowed to write or read the letters in any order which
you please, or to take up the lyre and tune the notes, and play with the
fingers, or strike with the plectrum, exactly as you please, and neither
father nor mother would interfere with you.
That is true, he said.
Then what can be the reason, Lysis, I said, why they allow you to do the
one and not the other?
I suppose, he said, because I understand the one, and not the other.