|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:
them. As many of the inhabitants of the city as could do so
escaped in boats to Gibraltar, which lies to the southward, on
the shores of Lake Maracaibo, at the distance of some forty
leagues or more.
Then the pirates marched into the town, and what followed may be
conceived. It was a holocaust of lust, of passion, and of blood
such as even the Spanish West Indies had never seen before.
Houses and churches were sacked until nothing was left but the
bare walls; men and women were tortured to compel them to
disclose where more treasure lay hidden.
Then, having wrenched all that they could from Maracaibo, they
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
instantly unfolded to each other the most inward secrets of our
Hearts--. We were interrupted in the delightfull Employment by
the entrance of Augustus, (Edward's freind) who was just returned
from a solitary ramble.
Never did I see such an affecting Scene as was the meeting of
Edward and Augustus.
"My Life! my Soul!" (exclaimed the former) "My adorable angel!"
(replied the latter) as they flew into each other's arms. It was
too pathetic for the feelings of Sophia and myself--We fainted
alternately on a sofa.
Love and Friendship
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
of the courtyard, and led the way into the house. Telemachus and
Pisistratus were astonished when they saw it, for its splendour
was as that of the sun and moon; then, when they had admired
everything to their heart's content, they went into the bath
room and washed themselves.
When the servants had washed them and anointed them with oil,
they brought them woollen cloaks and shirts, and the two took
their seats by the side of Menelaus. A maid-servant brought them
water in a beautiful golden ewer, and poured it into a silver
basin for them to wash their hands; and she drew a clean table
beside them. An upper servant brought them bread, and offered