|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Grayson mumbled an inarticulate reply and went his way.
"Mr. Grayson does not seem particularly enthusiastic about
me," laughed Bridge.
"No," replied the girl, candidly; "but I think it's just
because you can't ride."
"Can't ride!" ejaculated Bridge. "Why, haven't I been riding
ever since I came here?"
"Mr. Grayson doesn't consider anything in the way of
equestrianism riding unless the ridden is perpetually seeking
the life of the rider," explained Barbara. "Just at present he is
terribly put out because you lost Brazos. He says Brazos never
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
if you want to pay me the nineteen thousand dollars,
or whatever it is, why I shall say 'God bless you,'
and be more than contented."
"Oh, there's something more to it than that," observed Thorpe,
with an added element of business-like briskness in his tone.
"If I let you out in this way--something, of course,
you could never have dreamed would happen--you must
do some things for me. I should want you, for example,
to go back to Mexico at once. Of course, I'd pay
your expenses out. Or say, I'd give you a round four
thousand pounds to cover that and some other things too.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
plenty and woven raiment. And these treasures are lying by
the gods' grace in the caves. But now I am come hither by
the promptings of Athene, that we may take counsel for the
slaughter of the foemen. But come, tell me all the tale of
the wooers and their number, that I may know how many and
what men they be, and that so I may commune with my good
heart and advise me, whether we twain shall be able alone
to make head against them without aid, or whether we should
even seek succour of others.'
Then wise Telemachus answered him, saying: 'Verily, father,
I have ever heard of thy great fame, for a warrior hardy of