|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
herself she needed pity.
"Take it not so to heart," she urged him, her voice low and crooning
- as that of a mother to her babe. "Take it not so to heart, Richard.
I should have married some day, and, after all, it may well be that
Mr. Wilding will make me as good a husband as another. I do believe,"
she added, her only intent to comfort Richard; "that he loves me; and
if he loves me, surely he will prove kind."
He flung himself back with an exclamation of angry pain. He was white
to the lips, his eyes bloodshot. "It must not be - it shall not be -
I'll not endure it!" he cried hoarsely.
"Richard, dear.. ." she began, recapturing the hand he had snatched
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Apology by Plato:
For the strong arm of that oppressive power did not frighten me into doing
wrong; and when we came out of the rotunda the other four went to Salamis
and fetched Leon, but I went quietly home. For which I might have lost my
life, had not the power of the Thirty shortly afterwards come to an end.
And many will witness to my words.
Now do you really imagine that I could have survived all these years, if I
had led a public life, supposing that like a good man I had always
maintained the right and had made justice, as I ought, the first thing? No
indeed, men of Athens, neither I nor any other man. But I have been always
the same in all my actions, public as well as private, and never have I
yielded any base compliance to those who are slanderously termed my
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
above, below, eastward and westward. Far away to
the westward was the sound of a collision, and two
falling flares. Far away to the southward a second
squadron was coming. Steadily he beat upward.
Presently all the aeroplanes were below him, but for a
moment he doubted the height he had of them, and did
not swoop again. And then he came down upon a
second victim and all its load of soldiers saw him coming.
The big machine heeled and swayed as the fear maddened
men scrambled to the stern for their
weapons. A score of bullets sung through the air, and
When the Sleeper Wakes