|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
cried, "and you shall not be harmed. We will feed you
and return you to the mainland. Then you shall go
free upon your promise never to bear arms against the
Emperor of Pellucidar again!"
I think it was the promise of food that interested
them most. They could scarce believe that we would
not kill them. But when I exhibited the prisoners we
already had taken, and showed them that they were
alive and unharmed, a great Sagoth in one of the boats
asked me what guarantee I could give that I would
keep my word.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde:
are dressed, and mend my barn-roof for me.'
"Poor little Hans was very anxious to go and work in his garden,
for his flowers had not been watered for two days, but he did not
like to refuse the Miller, as he was such a good friend to him.
"'Do you think it would be unfriendly of me if I said I was busy?'
he inquired in a shy and timid voice.
"'Well, really,' answered the Miller, 'I do not think it is much to
ask of you, considering that I am going to give you my wheelbarrow;
but of course if you refuse I will go and do it myself.'
"'Oh! on no account,' cried little Hans and he jumped out of bed,
and dressed himself, and went up to the barn.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
you know what to do; get Christophe to help you. If he should
happen to grow much excited, and begin to talk a good deal and
even to ramble in his talk, do not be alarmed. It would not be a
bad symptom. But send Christophe to the Hospice Cochin. Our
doctor, my chum, or I will come and apply moxas. We had a great
consultation this morning while you were asleep. A surgeon, a
pupil of Gall's came, and our house surgeon, and the head
physician from the Hotel-Dieu. Those gentlemen considered that
the symptoms were very unusual and interesting; the case must be
carefully watched, for it throws a light on several obscure and
rather important scientific problems. One of the authorities says