|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
"In that case I'll thank y'u for my ride and get out here."
He waved a jaunty hand toward the recent battlefield. "The Lazy D
lies right back of that hill. I expect, mebbe, those wolves might
howl again if we went back."
"Where, then, shall I take you?"
"I hate to trouble y'u to go out of your way.
"I dare say, but I'm going just the same," she told him, dryly.
"If you're right determined " He interrupted himself to point to
the south. "Do y'u see that camel-back peak over there?"
"The one with the sunshine on its lower edge?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Eryxias by Platonic Imitator:
above wealth, else they would never choose the one in preference to the
SOCRATES: And if anything appeared to be more valuable than health, he
would be the richest who possessed it?
ERASISTRATUS: He would.
SOCRATES: Suppose that some one came to us at this moment and were to ask,
Well, Socrates and Eryxias and Erasistratus, can you tell me what is of the
greatest value to men? Is it not that of which the possession will best
enable a man to advise how his own and his friend's affairs should be
administered?--What will be our reply?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Lobo:
maturity, they either pound the kernel into meal, and make cakes of
or draw an oil from it of a fine scent and taste, and of great use
in medicine; so that what is reported of the different products of
this wonderful tree is neither false nor incredible.
It is time we should come now to the relation of our voyage. Having
happily passed the straits at the entrance of the Red Sea, we
pursued our course, keeping as near the shore as we could, without
any farther apprehensions of the Turks. We were, however, under
some concern that we were entirely ignorant in what part of the
coast to find Baylur, a port where we proposed landing, and so
little known, that our pilots, who had made many voyages in this