|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Iliad by Homer:
at the gates, whereon Achilles sprang to his feet, led us by the
hand into the house, placed us at table, and set before us such
hospitable entertainment as guests expect. When we had satisfied
ourselves with meat and drink, I said my say and urged both of
you to join us. You were ready enough to do so, and the two old
men charged you much and straitly. Old Peleus bade his son
Achilles fight ever among the foremost and outvie his peers,
while Menoetius the son of Actor spoke thus to you: 'My son,'
said he, 'Achilles is of nobler birth than you are, but you are
older than he, though he is far the better man of the two.
Counsel him wisely, guide him in the right way, and he will
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
shaking all over with laughter. I went up to him and found him to be a big
strong fellow with an honest, merry face. He said: 'I'm Boone.' I was
considerably taken aback, especially when I saw he knew I was a white man all
the time. We camped and hunted along the river a week and at the Falls of the
Muskingong he struck out for his Kentucky home."
"Here is Wetzel," said Col. Zane, who had risen and gone to the door. "Now,
Betty, try and get Lew to tell us something."
"Come, Lewis, here is a seat by me," said Betty. "We have been pleasantly
passing the time. We have had bear stories, snake stories, ghost stories--all
kinds of tales. Will you tell us one?"
"Lewis, did you ever have a chance to kill a hostile Indian and not take it?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
I want this first piece of coal to burn under our kettle."
"Well said, wife!" answered the old overman, "and you shall see
that I am not mistaken."
"Mr. Starr," asked Harry, "have you any idea of the probable direction
of this long passage which we have been following since our entrance
into the new mine?"
"No, my lad," replied the engineer; "with a compass I could
perhaps find out its general bearing; but without a compass
I am here like a sailor in open sea, in the midst of fogs,
when there is no sun by which to calculate his position."
"No doubt, Mr. Starr," replied Ford; "but pray don't compare