|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
bore, or assumed, Mr. Slator's name, the case
was brought before one of those horrible tribunals,
presided over by a second Judge Jeffreys, and
calling itself a court of justice, but before whom
no coloured person, nor an abolitionist, was ever
known to get his full rights.
A verdict was given in favour of the plaintiff,
whom the better portion of the community thought
had wilfully conspired to cheat the family.
The heartless wretch not only took the ordi-
nary property, but actually had the aged and
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
and those bat-wings, curving horns, barbed tails, prehensile paws
and rubbery bodies were not strange to him. He had met those silent,
flitting and clutching creatures before; those mindless guardians
of the Great Abyss whom even the Great Ones fear, and who own
not Nyarlathotep but hoary Nodens as their lord. For they were
the dreaded night-gaunts, who never laugh or smile because they
have no faces, and who flop unendingly in the dark betwixt the
Vale of Pnath and the passes to the outer world.
merchant had now prodded Carter into a great domed space whose
walls were carved in shocking bas-reliefs, and whose centre held
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Poems of Goethe, Bowring, Tr. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
His heart with longing beat.
She sang to him, to him spake she,
His doom was fix'd, I ween;
Half drew she him, and half sank he,
And ne'er again was seen.
THE KING OF THULE.*
(* This ballad is also introduced in Faust, where it is sung by
IN Thule lived a monarch,