|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
The terrestrial crust, thin and incompletely hardened, allowed it
to spread through its pores. This caused a peculiar form of vegetation,
such as is probably produced on the surface of the inferior planets,
Venus or Mercury, which revolve nearer than our earth around
the radiant sun of our system.
The soil of the continents was covered with immense forests.
Carbonic acid, so suitable for the development of the vegetable
kingdom, abounded. The feet of these trees were drowned in a sort
of immense lagoon, kept continually full by currents of fresh
and salt waters. They eagerly assimilated to themselves the carbon
which they, little by little, extracted from the atmosphere,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
at every moment of this long indomitable march out of barbarism.
Humanity has had to wage war against insects, germs, bacteria, which
have spread disease and epidemics and devastation. Humanity has had to
adapt itself to those natural forces it could not conquer but could
only adroitly turn to its own ends. Nevertheless, all along the line,
in colonization, in agriculture, in medicine and in industry, mankind
has triumphed over Nature.
But lest the recognition of this victory lead us to self-satisfaction
and complacency, we should never forget that this mastery consists to
a great extent in a recognition of the power of those blind forces,
and our adroit control over them. It has been truly said that we
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
find Colonel McIntyre at her elbow and Barbara just entering the
room. Her eyes traveled past the girl until they rested on Philip
Rochester and Detective Ferguson hovering behind him. Her face
"I saw Philip Rochester," pointing dramatically toward him, "crawl
out of the reception room window and dart into the street just as
O'Ryan came in the front door with Helen."
Detective Ferguson could not restrain a joyful exclamation. "So
that was it!" he cried. "You were at the McIntyre house, and gave
the poison to Turnbull there - and not in the court room - four
hours before he died. You'll swing for that crime, my buck, in
The Red Seal