|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:
enter the vessel.
They had a quick and prosperous voyage, and from Suez travelled by
land to Cairo.
CHAPTER XVI - THEY ENTER CAIRO, AND FIND EVERY MAN HAPPY.
AS they approached the city, which filled the strangers with
astonishment, "This," said Imlac to the Prince, "is the place where
travellers and merchants assemble from all corners of the earth.
You will here find men of every character and every occupation.
Commerce is here honourable. I will act as a merchant, and you
shall live as strangers who have no other end of travel than
curiosity; it will soon be observed that we are rich. Our
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
wind-eddies of the spanker, his glance levelled over the sea he
seemed to be addressing the universe across her reclining form. She
would protest sometimes.
"I wish you would not talk like this, papa. You are only tormenting
me, and tormenting yourself."
"Yes, I am tormented enough," he admitted meaningly. But it was not
talking about it that tormented him. It was thinking of it. And to
sit and look at it was worse for him than it possibly could have
been for her to go and give herself up, bad as that must have been.
"For of course you suffered. Don't tell me you didn't? You must
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
flannel blouse, corduroy skirt, and moccasins. And her hair was
fastened under a band like an Indian's.
"Castleton's gone with a gun, for hours, it seems," said
Florence. "Gene just went to hunt him up. The other gentlemen
are still asleep. I imagine they sure will sleep up heah in this
Then, business-like, Florence fell to questioning Madeline about
details of camp arrangement which Stewart, and Florence herself,
could hardly see to without suggestion.
Before any of Madeline's sleepy guests awakened the camp was
completed. Madeline and Florence had a tent under a pine-tree,
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