|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
"I hope you will favor me with another interview," said the king, "for
I am much interested in your electrical inventions. I will instruct
my guards to admit you at any time, so you will not be obliged to
fight your way in."
"All right. But it really doesn't matter," answered Rob. "It's no
trouble at all to knock 'em over."
Then he remembered his manners and bowed low before the king, who
seemed to him "a fine fellow and not a bit stuck up." And then he
walked calmly from the palace.
The people in the outer room stared at him wonderingly and the officer
of the guard saluted the boy respectfully. But Rob only smiled in an
The Master Key
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso:
And sends Armida to entrap his foe:
She tells her birth, her fortune, and her fall,
Asks aid, allures and wins the worthies so
That they consent her enterprise to prove;
She wins them with deceit, craft, beauty, love.
While thus their work went on with lucky speed,
And reared rams their horned fronts advance,
The Ancient Foe to man, and mortal seed,
His wannish eyes upon them bent askance;
And when he saw their labors well succeed,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
Then how she had rebuked her father severely,
coldly, and even rudely, when, to put an end to
this stupid affair, he had sent the boy away. She
seemed somehow to consider herself insulted.
Since then father and daughter had drifted into
"I was right," he said to himself. "She is a
wicked and shameless woman."
And then, as a last ghastly memory, there was
the letter from Moscow, in which she wrote that
she could not return home; that she was a miser-
The Forged Coupon