|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
He wondered what could have brought them. It seemed
unreasonable to believe that the cries of the birds and the
monkeys should have summoned them, and yet, if not, it was
indeed a remarkable coincidence. His judgment told him that
the death of a single bird in this forest which teemed with
birds could scarce be of sufficient moment to warrant that
which followed. Yet even in the face of reason and past experi-
ence he found that the whole affair perplexed him.
He stood in the center of the trail awaiting the coming of
the lions and wondering what would be the method of their
attack or if they would indeed attack. Presently a maned lion
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
"A very pretty business, indeed, Mr. Gluck!" said Schwartz.
"Dish the mutton, sir. If ever I catch you at such a trick again--
bless me, why, the mutton's been cut!"
"You promised me one slice, brother, you know," said Gluck.
"Oh! and you were cutting it hot, I suppose, and going to
catch all the gravy. It'll be long before I promise you such a
thing again. Leave the room, sir; and have the kindness to wait
in the coal cellar till I call you."
Gluck left the room melancholy enough. The brothers ate as
much mutton as they could, locked the rest in the cupboard, and
proceeded to get very drunk after dinner.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Today he turned to the picture of the huge bird which bore
off the little Tarmangani in its talons. Tarzan puckered
his brows as he examined the colored print. Yes, this was
the very bird that had carried him off the day before,
for to Tarzan the dream had been so great a reality
that he still thought another day and a night had passed
since he had lain down in the tree to sleep.
But the more he thought upon the matter the less positive
he was as to the verity of the seeming adventure through
which he had passed, yet where the real had ceased and
the unreal commenced he was quite unable to determine.
The Jungle Tales of Tarzan