|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
and more convinced that the only thing that mat-
tered in life was money. He thought and thought
how to get hold of a large sum of money. He
remembered his former ways of making small
profits whenever he could, and came to the con-
clusion that that was altogether wrong. Occa-
sional stealing is of no use, he thought. He must
arrange a well-prepared plan, and after getting
all the information he wanted, carry out his pur-
pose so as to avoid detection.
After the feast of Nativity of the Blessed Vir-
The Forged Coupon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Lobo:
Yet some time afterwards he asked again for those Chinese goods
which he had returned us, nor was it in our power to refuse them. I
was here in danger of losing my life by a compliment which the
Portuguese paid the prince of a discharge of twelve muskets; one
being unskilfully charged too high, flew out of the soldier's hand,
and falling against my leg, wounded it very much; we had no surgeon
with us, so that all I could do was to bind it hard with some cloth.
I was obliged by this accident to make use of the Chec Furt's horse,
which was the greatest service we received from him in all our
When we came within two leagues and a half of the King's court, he
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
but she is what I have told you and therefore I hate her and
you should hate her."
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick buried his face in
his hands. "God forgive me," he said at last. "I cannot hate
The ape-man cast a contemptuous look at his companion
and arose. "Tarzan goes again to hunt," he said. "You have
enough food for two days. By that time he will return."
The two watched him until he had disappeared in the foliage
of the trees at the further side of the clearing.
When he had gone the girl felt a vague sense of apprehen-
Tarzan the Untamed