|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"What do they look like?" inquired the Monarch.
"That's a hard question to answer, for a queerer
assortment of creatures I never yet beheld,"
replied the nome. "However, such a collection of
curiosities may prove dangerous. There's a copper
man, worked by machinery--"
"Bah! that's only Tik-Tok," said Ruggedo.
"I'm not afraid of him. Why, only the other day
I met the fellow and threw him down a well."
"Then some one must have pulled him out again,"
said Kaliko. "And there's a little girl--"
Tik-Tok of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
register. Martin had done Bill's share of the chores, with
unbelief in his heart. He had never imagined such a thing. Who
would have thought it could happen--a son of his!
His wife broke the silence with:
"What happened, Billy? Were you sick?"
"No, mother, I wasn't sick."
Martin was still looking at his paper, which his fists gripped
"Then you just couldn't get home sooner, could you? Something you
couldn't help kept you away, didn't it?"
Bill shook his head slowly. "No," he answered easily. "I could
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
just as he was, like a package, across the bed.
"Poor young fellow!" said Mme. Couture, putting back Eugene's
hair that had fallen over his eyes; "he is like a young girl, he
does not know what dissipation is."
"Well, I can tell you this, I know," said Mme. Vauquer, "I have
taken lodgers these thirty years, and a good many have passed
through my hands, as the saying is, but I have never seen a nicer
nor a more aristocratic looking young man than M. Eugene. How
handsome he looks sleeping! Just let his head rest on your
shoulder, Mme. Couture. Pshaw! he falls over towards Mlle.
Victorine. There's a special providence for young things. A