|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
round him. Just then Sangarre approached him, and said,
"I have no news."
Ivan Ogareff's only reply was to give an order to one
of his officers. Then the ranks of prisoners were brutally
hurried up by the soldiers. The unfortunate people, driven
on with whips, or pushed on with lances, arranged them-
selves round the camp. A strong guard of soldiers drawn
up behind, rendered escape impossible.
Silence then ensued, and, on a sign from Ivan Ogareff,
Sangarre advanced towards the group, in the midst of
which stood Marfa.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rivers to the Sea by Sara Teasdale:
A metal door slides open,
And the lift receives us.
Swiftly, with sharp unswerving flight
The car shoots upward,
And the air, swirling and angry,
Howls like a hundred devils.
Past the maze of trim bronze doors,
Steadily we ascend.
I cling to you
Conscious of the chasm under us,
And a terrible whirring deafens my ears.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
"'You was drunk last night?'
"Stewart never batted an eye.
'You met some woman on Number Eight, didn't you?' shouted Hawe.
"'I met a lady,' replied Stewart, quiet an' menacin' like.
"'You met Al Hammond's sister, an' you took her up to Kingsley's.
An' cinch this, my cowboy cavalier, I'm goin' up there an' ask
this grand dame some questions, an' if she's as close-mouthed as
you are I'll arrest her!'
"Gene Stewart turned white. I fer one expected to see him jump
like lightnin', as he does when he's riled sudden. But he was
calm an' he was thinkin' hard. Presently he said:
The Light of Western Stars