|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
to receive their linen and other valuables; nor could their
instances be refused; and in the midst of all this bustle and
alarm, piles of goods must be examined and long inventories made.
At last the captain decided things had gone too far. He himself
apparently remained to watch over the linen; but at five o'clock on
the Sunday morning, Aunt Anna, Fleeming, and his mother were rowed
in a pour of rain on board an English merchantman, to suffer 'nine
mortal hours of agonising suspense.' With the end of that time,
peace was restored. On Tuesday morning officers with white flags
appeared on the bastions; then, regiment by regiment, the troops
marched in, two hundred men sleeping on the ground floor of the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
toe and drew a long breath and wished with all her might. The next
moment the room began to revolve again, as slowly as before, and by
degrees they all slid to the side wall and down the wall to the
floor--all but Scraps, who was so astonished that she still clung to
the chandelier. When the big hall was in its proper position again
and the others stood firmly upon the floor of it, they looked far up
the dome and saw the Patchwork girl swinging from the chandelier.
"Good gracious!" cried Dorothy."How ever will you get down?"
"Won't the room keep turning?" asked Scraps.
"I hope not. I believe it has stopped for good," said Princess
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
"Cyrop." I. vi. 28, 39-41.
 "For the sake of 'auld lang syne.'"
 Or, "will place them on the vantage-ground of experts."
Nay, even under the worst of circumstances, when a whole mob of
fellow-combatants has been put to flight, how often ere now has a
handful of such men, by virtue of their bodily health and
courage, caught the victorious enemy roaming blindly in some intricacy
of ground, renewed the fight, and routed him. Since so it must ever
be; to those whose souls and bodies are in happy case success is near
 Or, "allies."