|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
pocket comb. So he was a German; or else he had lived
in German hotels long enough to catch the fashion.
When the elderly couple and the young girl rose to leave,
they bowed respectfully to us. So they were Germans, too.
This national custom is worth six of the other one,
After dinner we talked with several Englishmen, and they
inflamed our desire to a hotter degree than ever,
to see the sights of Meiringen from the heights of
the Bru"nig Pass. They said the view was marvelous,
and that one who had seen it once could never forget it.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
as well remain the balance of the night in her tree and résumé
her flight by the comparatively greater safety of daylight.
Assuring herself that her packet of papers was safe she
sought as comfortable a position as possible among the
branches, and settled herself to watch the weird proceedings
in the clearing below her.
A half-hour passed, during which the cadence of the drum
increased gradually. Now the great bull that had replied to
the distant call leaped from the inner circle to dance alone
between the drummers and the other bulls. He leaped and
Tarzan the Untamed
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift:
He takes a short voyage to Glubbdubdrib. His reception by the
The continent, of which this kingdom is apart, extends itself, as
I have reason to believe, eastward, to that unknown tract of
America westward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean,
which is not above a hundred and fifty miles from Lagado; where
there is a good port, and much commerce with the great island of
Luggnagg, situated to the north-west about 29 degrees north
latitude, and 140 longitude. This island of Luggnagg stands
south-eastward of Japan, about a hundred leagues distant. There
is a strict alliance between the Japanese emperor and the king of