|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
higher one beyond.
On he went, now leaping narrow courts, now dropping
to low sheds and again clambering to the heights of the
higher buildings, until he had come almost to the end of the
row. Suddenly, behind him he heard a hoarse shout, fol-
lowed by the report of a rifle. With a whir, a bullet flew
a few inches above his head. He had gained the last roof--
a large, level roof--and at the shot he turned to see how
near to him were his pursuers.
Scarce had he taken his eyes from the path ahead than
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce:
to that honest shoe-seller, who, observing that his learned competitor
over the way had displayed the motto "_Mens conscia recti_,"
emblazoned his own front with the words "Men's, women's and children's
MINE, adj. Belonging to me if I can hold or seize it.
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility.
In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible
embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification
is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador.
MINOR, adj. Less objectionable.
MINSTREL, adj. Formerly a poet, singer or musician; now a nigger with
The Devil's Dictionary
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Persuasion by Jane Austen:
followed by a contemptuous glance, as he turned away, which Anne
perfectly knew the meaning of.
The brow of the hill, where they remained, was a cheerful spot:
Louisa returned; and Mary, finding a comfortable seat for herself
on the step of a stile, was very well satisfied so long as the others
all stood about her; but when Louisa drew Captain Wentworth away,
to try for a gleaning of nuts in an adjoining hedge-row,
and they were gone by degrees quite out of sight and sound,
Mary was happy no longer; she quarrelled with her own seat,
was sure Louisa had got a much better somewhere, and nothing could
prevent her from going to look for a better also. She turned through