|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
the spot grasping at every opportunity to thrust a stick into the
German wheels. For some while, he and Moors fought their difficult
battle in conjunction; in the course of which, first one, and then
the other, paid a visit home to reason with the authorities at
Washington; and during the consul's absence, there was found an
American clerk in Apia, William Blacklock, to perform the duties of
the office with remarkable ability and courage. The three names
just brought together, Sewall, Moors, and Blacklock, make the head
and front of the opposition; if Tamasese fell, if Brandeis was
driven forth, if the treaty of Berlin was signed, theirs is the
blame or the credit.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
they have a crime against me, and I fear that they may kill me.'
Said He, 'Not so; but go with our signs, verily, we are with you
'And go to Pharaoh and say, "Verily, we are the apostles of the Lord
of the worlds (to tell thee to) send with us the children of Israel."'
And he said, 'Did we not bring thee up amongst us as a child? and
thou didst dwell amongst us for years of thy life; and thou didst do
thy deed which thou hast done, and thou art of the ungrateful!'
Said he, 'I did commit this, and I was of those who erred.
'And I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord granted me
judgment, and made me one of His messengers; and this is the favour
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:
before, and on this point the reporter shared Harding's opinion, that
although he had found nothing, a secret still remained to be discovered!
The frost continued for another week, and the settlers did not leave
Granite House unless to look after the poultry-yard. The dwelling was
filled with appetizing odors, which were emitted from the learned
manipulation of Neb and the reporter. But all the results of the chase were
not made into preserved provisions; and as the game kept perfectly in the
intense cold, wild duck and other fowl were eaten fresh, and declared
superior to all other aquatic birds in the known world.
During this week, Pencroft, aided by Herbert, who handled the sailmaker's
needle with much skill, worked with such energy that the sails of the
The Mysterious Island