|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
turn? In any case, there was little chance o following her. There
were two torpedo-destroyers at the port of Buffalo, at the other
extremity of Lake Erie. By treaty between the United States and
Canada, there are no vessels of war whatever on the Great Lakes.
These might, however, have been little launches belonging to the
customs service.] Before I left Washington Mr. Ward had informed me
of their presence; and a telegram to their commanders would, if there
were need, start them in pursuit of the "Terror." But despite their
splendid speed, how could they vie with her! And if she plunged
beneath the waters, they would be helpless. Moreover Arthur Wells
averred that in case of a battle, the advantage would not be with the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
they should go themselves, and manage as they found convenient.
In the middle of this discourse we heard some of them awake, and
soon after we saw two of them on their feet. I asked him if either
of them were the heads of the mutiny? He said, "No." "Well,
then," said I, "you may let them escape; and Providence seems to
have awakened them on purpose to save themselves. Now," says I,
"if the rest escape you, it is your fault." Animated with this, he
took the musket I had given him in his hand, and a pistol in his
belt, and his two comrades with him, with each a piece in his hand;
the two men who were with him going first made some noise, at which
one of the seamen who was awake turned about, and seeing them
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
that you may know Him, and be accepted by Him.
WIFE. - Can He do that too?
W.A. - Yes, He can: He can do all things.
WIFE. - But now He hear what you say?
W.A. - Yes, He has bid us pray to Him, and promised to hear us.
WIFE. - Bid you pray? When He bid you? How He bid you? What you
hear Him speak?
W.A. - No, we do not hear Him speak; but He has revealed Himself
many ways to us.
[Here he was at a great loss to make her understand that God has
revealed Himself to us by His word, and what His word was; but at