|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
hidden them! Tell me where they are or I will kill
you," and the brown fingers of the ape-man closed a
little tighter upon the throat of his victim.
Werper struggled to free himself. "My God, Lord
Greystoke," he managed to scream, "would you commit
murder for a handful of stones?"
The fingers at his throat relaxed, a puzzled, far-away
expression softened the gray eyes.
"Lord Greystoke!" repeated the ape-man. "Lord
Greystoke! Who is Lord Greystoke? Where have I heard
that name before?"
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Chouans by Honore de Balzac:
and saved her life, for she stopped suddenly, fancying the ground
would disappear before her if she made another step. A cool breeze
lifting her hair, the murmur of the river, and her instinct all
combined to warn her that she was probably on the verge of the Saint-
Sulpice rocks. She slipped her arm around a tree and waited for dawn
with keen anxiety, for she heard a noise of arms and horses and human
voices; she was grateful to the darkness which saved her from the
Chouans, who were evidently, as the miser had said, surrounding
Like fires lit at night as signals of liberty, a few gleams, faintly
crimsoned, began to show upon the summits, while the bases of the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
stood up in a corner and kept quiet all night, although of course
they could not sleep.
The next morning, as soon as the sun was up, they started on
their way, and soon saw a beautiful green glow in the sky just
"That must be the Emerald City," said Dorothy.
As they walked on, the green glow became brighter and brighter,
and it seemed that at last they were nearing the end of their travels.
Yet it was afternoon before they came to the great wall that surrounded
the City. It was high and thick and of a bright green color.
In front of them, and at the end of the road of yellow brick,
The Wizard of Oz