|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from War and the Future by H. G. Wells:
to impose upon mankind. They are reality dealers in this war,
and the Germans are effigy mongers. Practically the Allies are
saying each to one another, "Pray come to me and see for yourself
that I am very much the human stuff that you are. Come and see
that I am doing my best--and I think that is not so very bad a
best...." And with that is something else still more subtle,
something rather in the form of, "And please tell me what you
think of me--and all this."
So we have this curious byplay of the war, and one day I find Mr.
Nabokoff, the editor of the /Retch/, and Count Alexy
Tolstoy, that writer of delicate short stories, and Mr.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
us. Then, if they decide to fight the Oz people, who have declared
war on us, I will lead the beasts to battle."
Rango the Gray Ape turned at once and glided swiftly through the
forest on his mission. The Bear gave a grunt and walked away. Gugu
the King rose and stretched himself. Then he said to Ruggedo: "Meet us
at sunrise to-morrow," and with stately stride vanished among the trees.
The man-unicorn, left alone with the strangers, suddenly stopped his
"You'd better make me a Unicorn again," he said. "I like being a
man, but the forest beasts won't know I'm their friend, Loo, and they
might tear me in pieces before morning."
The Magic of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
gave Rastignac a look, and said in hollow tones, "Luck comes to
us while we sleep, young man," and fell stiff and stark, as if he
were struck dead.
"So there is a Divine Justice!" said Eugene.
"Well, if ever! What has come to that poor dear M. Vautrin?"
"A stroke!" cried Mlle. Michonneau.
"Here, Sylvie! girl, run for the doctor," called the widow. "Oh,
M. Rastignac, just go for M. Bianchon, and be as quick as you
can; Sylvie might not be in time to catch our doctor, M.
Rastignac was glad of an excuse to leave that den of horrors, his