|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
prayer, and give alms of what we have bestowed in secret and in
public, hope for the merchandise that shall not come to naught; that
He may pay them their hire, and give them increase of His grace;
verily, He is forgiving, grateful.
What we have inspired thee with of the Book is true, verifying
what was before it; verily, God of His servants is well aware and
Then we gave the Book for an inheritance to those whom we chose of
our servants, and of them are some who wrong themselves, and of them
are some who take a middle course, and of them are some who vie in
good works by the permission of their Lord; that is great grace.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
It was something of a risk to weaken his little party by sending
George away for several hours. But Cleggett did not hesitate. He
was not the man to allow considerations of personal safety to
outweigh his devotion to an ideal.
"And now," said Cleggett, turning to Lady Agatha, who had
hearkened to his orders to George with a bright smile of
approval, "we will dine, and I will hear the rest of your story,
which was so rudely interrupted. It is possible that together we
may be able to find some solution of your problem."
"Dine!" exclaimed Lady Agatha, eagerly. "Yes, let us dine! It
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain:
Seventh Cavalry, and the dragoons, and officers, and families, and
horses, in the first few days, and some more in the next few and
the next few and the next few, and now I know more soldiers and
horses than you can think, no matter how hard you try. I am
keeping up my studies every now and then, but there isn't much time
for it. I love you so! and I send you a hug and a kiss.
P.S. - I belong to the Seventh Cavalry and Ninth Dragoons, I am an
officer, too, and do not have to work on account of not getting any
CHAPTER V - GENERAL ALISON TO MERCEDES