|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:
Cristo has furnished for himself a temporary abode where you
first found him; but, to prevent the possibility of the
Tuscan government taking a fancy to his enchanted palace,
and thereby depriving him of the advantages naturally
expected from so large an outlay of capital, he has wisely
enough purchased the island, and taken its name. Just ask
yourself, my good fellow, whether there are not many persons
of our acquaintance who assume the names of lands and
properties they never in their lives were masters of?"
"But," said Franz, "the Corsican bandits that were among the
crew of his vessel?"
The Count of Monte Cristo
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Jane looked at her father sadly.
"Never mind, dear," she said. "It wouldn't have done any
good, because it is solely for the treasure that they killed
their officers and landed us upon this awful shore."
"Tut, tut, child, tut, tut!" replied Professor Porter. "You
are a good child, but inexperienced in practical matters," and
Professor Porter turned and walked slowly away toward the
jungle, his hands clasped beneath his long coat tails and his
eyes bent upon the ground.
His daughter watched him with a pathetic smile upon her
lips, and then turning to Mr. Philander, she whispered:
Tarzan of the Apes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
Nell's as good and lovable as she is pretty, but I'm afraid she'll
never grow into a woman while we live out in this lonely land.
And you've always hated towns where there was a chance for
the girl--just because you were afraid she'd fall in love. You've
always been strange, even silly, about that. I've done my best
for Nell--loved her as if she were my own daughter. I've changed
many business plans to suit your whims. There are rough times
ahead, maybe. I need men. I'll hire this chap Gale if he'll stay.
Let Nell take her chance with him, just as she'll have to take
chances with men when we get out of the desert. She'll be all
the better for it."