|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner:
and with one hand she forced the child down, and held her head tightly
against her knee; with the other she beat her first upon one cheek, and
then upon the other.
For one instant Lyndall looked on, then she laid her small fingers on the
Boer-woman's arm. With the exertion of half its strength Tant Sannie might
have flung the girl back upon the stones. It was not the power of the
slight fingers, tightly though they clinched her broad wrist--so tightly
that at bedtime the marks were still there; but the Boer-woman looked into
the clear eyes and at the quivering white lips, and with a half-surprised
curse relaxed her hold. The girl drew Em's arm through her own.
"Move!" she said to Bonaparte, who stood in the door, and he, Bonaparte the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Not exactly," replied the Scarecrow. "for if anything happened to me, that
would be the end of me. But if anything happened to you, they could use you
The Soldier now returned with a long line and tied all three firmly
together, also lashing them to the body of the Saw-Horse; so there seemed
little danger of their tumbling off.
"Now throw open the gates," commanded the Scarecrow, "and we will make a
dash to liberty or to death."
The courtyard in which they were standing was located in the center of the
great palace, which surrounded it on all sides. But in one place a passage
led to an outer gateway, which the Soldier had barred by order of his
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sons of the Soil by Honore de Balzac:
"With a good brigadier and a company of gendarmes devoted to your
interests, you could manage the country," he said to him.
The general went to the Prefecture and obtained from the general in
command of the division the retirement of Soudry and the substitution
of a man named Viallet, an excellent gendarme at headquarters, who was
much praised by his general and the prefect. The company of gendarmes
at Soulanges were dispersed to other places in the department by the
colonel of the gendarmerie, an old friend of Montcornet, and chosen
men were put in their places with secret orders to keep watch over the
estate of the Comte de Montcornet, and prevent all future attempts to