|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving:
system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of
rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish
practical jokes upon his rival. Ichabod became the object of
whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders. They
harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing-
school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at
night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window
stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor
schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held
their meetings there. But what was still more annoying, Brom took
all Opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
"But WHY can it not be?" urged the Countess, in the softest
tones of persuasion--"why can it not immediately take place--this
more perfect, this uninterrupted union, for which you say you
wish, and which the laws of God and man alike command? Ah! did
you but desire it half as much as you say, mighty and favoured as
you are, who or what should bar your attaining your wish?"
The Earl's brow was overcast.
"Amy," he said, "you speak of what you understand not. We that
toil in courts are like those who climb a mountain of loose sand
--we dare make no halt until some projecting rock affords us a
secure footing and resting-place. If we pause sooner, we slide
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"You would like to go with us?" persisted Malbihn.
"No," said Meriem.
Malbihn turned to Kovudoo. "She does not wish to go with us,"
"You are men," returned the black. "Can you not take her
"It would only add to our troubles," replied the Swede.
"No, Kovudoo, we do not wish her; though, if you wish to
be rid of her, we will take her away because of our friendship
Now Kovudoo knew that he had made a sale. They wanted her.
The Son of Tarzan