|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Talisman by Walter Scott:
civil discords. Richard remonstrated, but in vain; and when the
conference ended he received without surprise a manifesto from
the Duke of Austria, and several other princes, announcing a
resolution similar to that of Philip, and in no modified terms,
assigning, for their defection from the cause of the Cross, the
inordinate ambition and arbitrary domination of Richard of
England. All hopes of continuing the war with any prospect of
ultimate success were now abandoned; and Richard, while he shed
bitter tears over his disappointed hopes of glory, was little
consoled by the recollection that the failure was in some degree
to be imputed to the advantages which he had given his enemies by
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
he could not bear to do.
Therefore he stretched out his arms and uttered a peculiar whistle he
had learned in the Forest, afterward crying:
"Ryls of the Field Flowers--come to me!"
Instantly a dozen of the queer little Ryls were squatting upon the
ground before him, and they nodded to him in cheerful greeting.
Claus gazed upon them earnestly.
"Your brothers of the Forest," he said, "I have known and loved many
years. I shall love you, also, when we have become friends. To me
the laws of the Ryls, whether those of the Forest or of the field, are
sacred. I have never wilfully destroyed one of the flowers you tend
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
through the tangled growths of the almost vertical slope. From
below no sound came, but only a distant, undefinable foetor; and
it is not to be wondered at that the men preferred to stay on
the edge and argue, rather than descend and beard the unknown
Cyclopean horror in its lair. Three dogs that were with the party
had barked furiously at first, but seemed cowed and reluctant
when near the glen. Someone telephoned the news to the Aylesbury
Transcript; but the editor, accustomed to wild tales from Dunwich,
did no more than concoct a humorous paragraph about it; an item
soon afterwards reproduced by the Associated Press.
The Dunwich Horror