|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:
"we will attend to the child." And she called the woman to her.
"But," said the woman, "this is not the child."
"There," said the Princess, "you see I do not know my own
But I left our friend receiving the morning salutations of her
household. These over, she dismisses them to their own
apartments, where each mother sits down with her own children to
her morning meal, waited on by her own servants. If there are
still unmarried daughters, they remain with their mother; if
none, she eats alone.
Since Peking is in the same latitude as Philadelphia my lady has
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
Having put the deer in the stable, the little folk began to wonder how
they might rescue their master; and they realized they must discover,
first of all, what had happened to him and where he was.
So Wisk the Fairy transported himself to the bower of the Fairy Queen,
which was located deep in the heart of the Forest of Burzee; and once
there, it did not take him long to find out all about the naughty
Daemons and how they had kidnapped the good Santa Claus to prevent his
making children happy. The Fairy Queen also promised her assistance,
and then, fortified by this powerful support, Wisk flew back to where
Nuter and Peter and Kilter awaited him, and the four counseled
together and laid plans to rescue their master from his enemies.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
for his nest. Henceforth Myles had the right to wear a sword.
Myles had ended his fifteenth year. He was a bonny lad, with
brown face, curling hair, a square, strong chin, and a pair of
merry laughing blue eyes; his shoulders were broad; his chest was
thick of girth; his muscles and thews were as tough as oak.
The day upon which he was sixteen years old, as he came whistling
home from the monastery school he was met by Diccon Bowman.
"Master Myles," said the old man, with a snuffle in his
voice--"Master Myles, thy father would see thee in his chamber,
and bade me send thee to him as soon as thou didst come home. Oh,
Master Myles, I fear me that belike thou art going to leave home
Men of Iron