|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
powers of life. Also radium has an indefinite life, but that is a
mineral. Only these people are not microbes nor are they
minerals. Also, experience tells us that they could not have
lived for more than a few months at the outside in such
circumstances as we seemed to find them."
"Then what do you suggest?"
"I suggest that we did not really find them at all; that we
have all been dreaming. You know that there are certain gases
which produce illusions, laughing gas is one of them, and that
these gases are sometimes met with in caves. Now there were very
peculiar odours in that place under the statue, which may have
When the World Shook
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
king of Paea - pronounce to rhyme with the Indian AYAH - and
I gave the name where it was most needed. This note must
appear otiose indeed to readers who have never heard of
either of these two gentlemen; and perhaps there is only one
person in the world capable at once of reading my verses and
spying the inaccuracy. For him, for Mr. Tati Salmon,
hereditary high chief of the Tevas, the note is solely
written: a small attention from a clansman to his chief.
Note 12, "LET THE PIGS BE TAPU." It is impossible to explain
TAPU in a note; we have it as an English word, taboo.
Suffice it, that a thing which was TAPU must not be touched,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
audible breath of relief.
"We aspire," the President went on, "to stand for what is highest
in art, literature and ethics."
Osric Dane again turned to her. "What ethics?" she asked.
A tremor of apprehension encircled the room. None of the ladies
required any preparation to pronounce on a question of morals;
but when they were called ethics it was different. The club,
when fresh from the "Encyclopaedia Britannica," the "Reader's
Handbook" or Smith's "Classical Dictionary," could deal
confidently with any subject; but when taken unawares it had been
known to define agnosticism as a heresy of the Early Church and