|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
she would at once grant them an audience.
Dorothy told the girl Ruler how successful
they had been in their quest until they came to
the item of the yellow butterfly, which the Tin
Woodman positively refused to sacrifice to the
"He is quite right," said Ozma, who did not seem
a bit surprised. "Had Ojo told me that one of the
things he sought was the wing of a yellow
butterfly I would have informed him, before he
started out, that he could never secure it. Then
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
mounted warriors urged their steeds down the bank and into the water; the
unmounted improvised rafts and placed their weapons and ammunition upon them;
then they swam and pushed, kicked and yelled their way across; other Indians
swam, holding the bridles of the pack-horses. A detachment of British soldiers
followed the Indians. In an hour the entire army appeared on the river bluff
not three hundred yards from the Fort. They were in no hurry to begin the
attack. Especially did the Indians seem to enjoy the lull before the storm,
and as they stalked to and fro in plain sight of the garrison, or stood in
groups watching the Fort, they were seen in all their hideous war-paint and
formidable battle-array. They were exultant. Their plumes and eagle feathers
waved proudly in the morning breeze. Now and then the long, peculiarly broken
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
other thing to be done. We must escape through the air!"
He paused to note the effect of these words; but all his hearers seemed
puzzled and unconvinced.
"The Wonderful Wizard escaped in a balloon," he continued. "We don't know
how to make a balloon, of course; but any sort of thing that can
fly through the air can carry us easily. So I suggest that my friend the Tin
Woodman, who is a skillful mechanic, shall build some sort of a machine,
with good strong wings, to carry us; and our friend Tip can then bring the
Thing to life with his magical powder."
"Bravo!" cried Nick Chopper.
The Marvelous Land of Oz