|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
weapon at once unique and beautiful, and even Gascoyne showed an
admiration scarcely less keen than Myles's openly-expressed
"To whom doth it belong?" said he, trying the point upon his
"There," said the smith, "is the jest of the whole, for it
belongeth to me. Sir William Beauclerk bade me order the weapon
through Master Gildersworthy, of London town, and by the time it
came hither, lo! he had died, and so it fell to my hands. No one
here payeth the price for the trinket, and so I must e'en keep it
myself, though I be but a poor man."
Men of Iron
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker:
Lambton worm, did you? Why, a mongoose, to tackle a monster like
that--if there were one--would have to be bigger than a haystack."
"These were ordinary snakes, about as big as a walking-stick."
"Well, it's pleasant to be rid of them, big or little. That is a
good mongoose, I am sure; he'll clear out all such vermin round
here," said Mr. Salton.
Adam went quietly on with his breakfast. Killing a few snakes in a
morning was no new experience to him. He left the room the moment
breakfast was finished and went to the study that his uncle had
arranged for him. Both Sir Nathaniel and Mr. Salton took it that he
wanted to be by himself, so as to avoid any questioning or talk of
Lair of the White Worm
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Helen of Troy And Other Poems by Sara Teasdale:
The Knight sings:
O princess cease your dreams awhile
And look adown your tower's gray side --
The princess gazes far away,
Nor hears nor heeds the words I cried.
Perchance my heart was overbold,
God made her dreams too pure to break,
She sees the angels in the air
Fly to and fro for Mary's sake.
Farewell, I mount and go my way,