|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
got thee the ill-will of every one of the bachelors, from Wat
Blunt to Robin de Ramsey?"
"I care not," said Myles, fiercely, recurring to his grievance.
"Heard ye not how the dogs upbraided me before the whole room?
That Blunt called me an ill-conditioned knave."
"Marry!" said Gascoyne, laughing, "and so thou art."
Thus it is that boldness may breed one enemies as well as gain
one friends. My own notion is that one's enemies are more quick
to act than one's friends.
Every one knows the disagreeable, lurking discomfort that follows
Men of Iron
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
"And if thou hast thus redeemed thy pledge," said the Dwarf, "I
will not forfeit mine. The heart and the door that are shut
against every other earthly being, shall be open to thee and to
She heard him move in his hut, and presently afterwards strike a
light. One by one, bolt and bar were then withdrawn, the heart
of Isabella throbbing higher as these obstacles to their meeting
were successively removed. The door opened, and the Solitary
stood before her, his uncouth form and features illuminated by
the iron lamp which he held in his hand.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
speculations, and with renewed hope and determination. They all
reasoned along the same lines that I had reasoned--the
conclusions were obvious, but not the water. We were now
thirstier than ever.
The balance of that day we spent in continuing a minute and
fruitless exploration of the monotonous coast. There was not
another break in the frowning cliffs--not even another minute
patch of pebbly beach. As the sun fell, so did our spirits.
I had tried to make advances to the girl again; but she would
have none of me, and so I was not only thirsty but otherwise sad
and downhearted. I was glad when the new day broke the hideous
The Land that Time Forgot