|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
want to see Glinda just as soon as I can, you know."
So the King dismissed his court and said he would himself walk with
Dorothy to the gate. He did not weep nor groan any more, but his long
face was quite solemn and his big ears hung dejectedly on each side
of it. He still wore his crown and his ermine and walked with a
handsome gold-headed cane.
When they arrived at the room in the wall the little girl found Toto
and Billina waiting for her very patiently. They had been liberally
fed by some of the attendants and were in no hurry to leave such
The Keeper of the Wicket was by this time back in his old place, but
The Emerald City of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
"Condy!" exclaimed Blix in alarm, "are you sick?"--for he had
turned a positive white.
"I haven't a cent of money," he murmured faintly. "I spent my
last quarter for those beastly crackers. What's to be done? What
is to be done? I'll--I'll leave him my watch. Yes, that's the
Blix calmly took out her purse. "I expected it," she said
resignedly. "I knew this would happen sooner or later, and I
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Persuasion by Jane Austen:
Oh! he is black at heart, hollow and black!"
Anne's astonished air, and exclamation of wonder, made her pause,
and in a calmer manner, she added,
"My expressions startle you. You must allow for an injured, angry woman.
But I will try to command myself. I will not abuse him.
I will only tell you what I have found him. Facts shall speak.
He was the intimate friend of my dear husband, who trusted and loved him,
and thought him as good as himself. The intimacy had been formed
before our marriage. I found them most intimate friends; and I, too,
became excessively pleased with Mr Elliot, and entertained
the highest opinion of him. At nineteen, you know, one does not