|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
darken his Old Friend's door.
"See!" the Gifted and Honourable Editor exclaimed, pointing to that
injunction - "I am a painter and grainer!"
And he was led away to the Asylum for the Indiscreet.
The Faithful Cashier
THE Cashier of a bank having defaulted was asked by the Directors
what he had done with the money taken.
"I am greatly surprised by such a question," said the Cashier; "it
sounds as if you suspected me of selfishness. Gentlemen, I applied
that money to the purpose for which I took it; I paid it as an
initiation fee and one year's dues in advance to the Treasurer of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
than any shame; and when your child lies in the pain and
danger of disease, you shall hesitate to kneel before your
'You look at the fault,' she said, 'and not at the excuse.
Has your own heart never leaped within you at some story of
oppression? But, alas, no! for you were born upon a throne.'
'I was born of woman,' said the Prince; 'I came forth from my
mother's agony, helpless as a wren, like other nurselings.
This, which you forgot, I have still faithfully remembered.
Is it not one of your English poets, that looked abroad upon
the earth and saw vast circumvallations, innumerable troops
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
Blood on my soul! Why, Minnie Waters, wherever did you get that
DOLLY, HOW COULD YOU?
I lay down across my bed at six o'clock that morning, but I was
too tired and worried to sleep, so at seven I got up and dressed.
I was frightened when I saw myself in the glass. My eyes looked
like burnt holes in a blanket. I put on two pairs of stockings
and heavy shoes, for I knew I was going to do the Eskimo act
again that day and goodness knows how many days more, and then I
went down and knocked at the door of Miss Patty's room. She