|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
duties or pleasures had kept them from their blankets.
At the stables a sleepy groom answered the summons of
the officer, whom Barney had warned not to divulge the
identity of himself or the princess. He left the princess in
the shadows outside the building. After what seemed an
eternity to the American, three horses were led into the
courtyard, saddled, and bridled. The party mounted and
approached the gates. Here, Barney knew, might be en-
countered the most serious obstacle in their path. He rode
close to the side of their unwilling conductor. Leaning for-
ward in his saddle, he whispered in the man's ear.
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde:
came quite close his face grew red with anger, and he said, "Who
hath dared to wound thee?" For on the palms of the child's hands
were the prints of two nails, and the prints of two nails were on
the little feet.
"Who hath dared to wound thee?" cried the Giant; "tell me, that I
may take my big sword and slay him."
"Nay!" answered the child; "but these are the wounds of Love."
"Who art thou?" said the Giant, and a strange awe fell on him, and
he knelt before the little child.
And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, "You let me
play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
'Yours is a wicked man,' retorted Catherine; 'and you are very
naughty to dare to repeat what he says. He must be wicked to have
made Aunt Isabella leave him as she did.'
'She didn't leave him,' said the boy; 'you sha'n't contradict me.'
'She did,' cried my young lady.
'Well, I'll tell you something!' said Linton. 'Your mother hated
your father: now then.'
'Oh!' exclaimed Catherine, too enraged to continue.
'And she loved mine,' added he.
'You little liar! I hate you now!' she panted, and her face grew