|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
Uncle Silas's corn; and that fetched up our old ghost
that come along about the same time and scared us
so--and here HE was too, and a privileged character,
on accounts of his being deef and dumb and a stranger,
and they had fixed him a chair inside the railing, where he
could cross his legs and be comfortable, whilst the other
people was all in a jam so they couldn't hardly breathe.
So it all come back to me just the way it was that day;
and it made me mournful to think how pleasant it was up
to then, and how miserable ever since.
LEM BEEBE, sworn, said--"I was a-coming along, that day,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dream Life and Real Life by Olive Schreiner:
There was a beautiful shelf in the wall for the kippersol, and she
scrambled down again. She brought a great bunch of prickly pear, and stuck
it in a crevice before the door, and hung wild asparagus over it, till it
looked as though it grew there. No one could see that there was a room
there, for she left only a tiny opening, and hung a branch of feathery
asparagus over it. Then she crept in to see how it looked. There was a
glorious soft green light. Then she went out and picked some of those
purple little ground flowers--you know them--those that keep their faces
close to the ground, but when you turn them up and look at them they are
deep blue eyes looking into yours! She took them with a little earth, and
put them in the crevices between the rocks; and so the room was quite
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
opportunity to sacrifice myself, and then I may be rewarded by
meeting and talking with Shaping."
"I have certainly come to another world. But why do you say he is
the same as Surtur?"
"Yes, he is the same. We women call him Shaping, and so do most men,
but a few name him Surtur."
Maskull bit his nail. "Have you ever heard of Crystalman?"
"That is Shaping once again. You see, he has many names - which
shows how much he occupies our minds. Crystalman is a name of
"It's odd," said Maskull. "I came here with quite different ideas