|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Three Taverns by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
You did not know -- Martha could not have known --
Only the Master knew. . . . Where is He now?
Yes, I remember. They came after Him.
May the good God forgive Him. . . . I forgive Him.
I must; and I may know only from Him
The burden of all this. . . . Martha was here --
But I was not yet here. She was afraid. . . .
Why did He do it, Mary? Was it -- you?
Was it for you? . . . Where are the friends I saw?
Yes, I remember. They all went away.
I made them go away. . . . Where is He now? . . .
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:
"Do you remember Medina? Out there at Hos-
totipaquillo, he only had a half a dozen men with knives
that they sharpened on a grindstone. Well, he held back
the soldiers and the police, didn't he? And he beat them,
"We're every bit as good as Medina's crowd!" said a
tall, broad-shouldered man with a black beard and bushy
"By God, if I don't own a Mauser and a lot of car-
tridges, if I can't get a pair of trousers and shoes, then
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
of Montrose's followers; but the scuffle betwixt Dalgetty and
him, both so well known, attracted instant attention; and
fortunately, among others, that of Montrose himself, who had come
for the purpose of gathering together his small body of horse,
and following the pursuit down Loch-Eil. Aware of the fatal
consequences of dissension in his little army, he pushed his
horse up to the spot, and seeing MacEagh on the ground, and
Dalgetty in the attitude of protecting him against M'Aulay, his
quick apprehension instantly caught the cause of quarrel, and as
instantly devised means to stop it. "For shame," he said,
"gentlemen cavaliers, brawling together in so glorious a field of