|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
clearing. Then, while one stood guard, the other slept.
When morning dawned they shifted their position to the top of a low,
fern-covered cliff, from which they could see every movement in the village.
All the morning they watched with that wonderful patience of men who knew how
to wait. The visiting savages were quiet, the missionaries moved about in and
out of the shops and cabins; the Christian indians worked industriously in the
fields, while the renegades lolled before a prominent teepee.
"This quiet looks bad," whispered Jonathan to Wetzel. No shouts were heard;
not a hostile Indian was seen to move.
"They've come to a decision," whispered Jonathan, and Wetzel answered him:
"If they hev, the Christians don't know it."
The Spirit of the Border
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
three of Akut's apes had fallen in the fighting at the village.
Now, with Akut, there were five great apes, and Sheeta was
there--and Mugambi and Tarzan.
The ape-man no longer heard rumors even of the three
who had preceded Rokoff--the white man and woman and
the child. Who the man and woman were he could not guess,
but that the child was his was enough to keep him hot upon
the trail. He was sure that Rokoff would be following this
trio, and so he felt confident that so long as he could keep
upon the Russian's trail he would be winning so much nearer
to the time he might snatch his son from the dangers and
The Beasts of Tarzan
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson:
IT has always been the practice of mankind, to
judge of actions by the event. The same attempts,
conducted in the same manner, but terminated by
different success, produce different judgments: they
who attain their wishes, never want celebrators of
their wisdom and their virtue; and they that
miscarry, are quickly discovered to have been defective
not only in mental but in moral qualities. The world
will never be long without some good reason to hate
the unhappy; their real faults are immediately
detected; and if those are not sufficient to sink them