|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Perry alone could have possibly guessed the meaning of
the loud report or explained its connection with the
sudden collapse of the Sagoth. The other gorilla-men
halted for but an instant. Then with renewed shrieks
of rage they sprang forward to finish Perry.
At the same time I stepped from behind my boul-
der, drawing one of my revolvers that I might conserve
the more precious ammunition of the express rifle.
Quickly I fired again with the lesser weapon.
Then it was that all eyes were directed toward me.
Another Sagoth fell to the bullet from the revolver;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
scabbard, and stood awaiting me with a face of some anger, and his
hands clasped under his skirt.
"Pe tamned if I touch you!" he cried, and asked me bitterly what right
I had to stand up before "shentlemans" when I did not know the back of
a sword from the front of it.
I answered that was the fault of my upbringing; and would he do me the
justice to say I had given him all the satisfaction it was
unfortunately in my power to offer, and had stood up like a man?
"And that is the truth," said he. "I am fery prave myself, and pold as
a lions. But to stand up there - and you ken naething of fence! - the
way that you did, I declare it was peyond me. And I am sorry for the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson:
To westward--in the deeps whereof a mere,
Round as the red eye of an Eagle-owl,
Under the half-dead sunset glared; and shouts
Ascended, and there brake a servingman
Flying from out of the black wood, and crying,
'They have bound my lord to cast him in the mere.'
Then Gareth, 'Bound am I to right the wronged,
But straitlier bound am I to bide with thee.'
And when the damsel spake contemptuously,
'Lead, and I follow,' Gareth cried again,
'Follow, I lead!' so down among the pines