|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
away or spirited out of England. Or it might be that it had
been simply a bait to lure Tarzan into the hands of the
With the lodgment of this thought she stopped in wide-
eyed terror. Instantly it became a conviction. She glanced at
the great clock ticking the minutes in the corner of the library.
It was too late to catch the Dover train that Tarzan was to take.
There was another, later, however, that would bring her to
the Channel port in time to reach the address the stranger
had given her husband before the appointed hour.
Summoning her maid and chauffeur, she issued instructions rapidly.
The Beasts of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
to the foot of the Tanarian Hills. There he dwelt in a grey Gothic
manor-house of stone looking on the sea, and tried to think it
was ancient Trevor Towers, where he was born and where thirteen
generations of his forefathers had first seen the light. And on
the coast nearby he had built a little Cornish fishing village
with steep cobbled ways, settling therein such people as had the
most English faces, and seeking ever to teach them the dear remembered
accents of old Cornwall fishers. And in a valley not far off he
had reared a great Norman Abbey whose tower he could see from
his window, placing around it in the churchyard grey stones with
the names of his ancestors carved thereon, and with a moss somewhat
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Reason Discourse by Rene Descartes:
removed from truth than the simple inferences which a man of good sense
using his natural and unprejudiced judgment draws respecting the matters
of his experience. And because we have all to pass through a state of
infancy to manhood, and have been of necessity, for a length of time,
governed by our desires and preceptors (whose dictates were frequently
conflicting, while neither perhaps always counseled us for the best), I
farther concluded that it is almost impossible that our judgments can be
so correct or solid as they would have been, had our reason been mature
from the moment of our birth, and had we always been guided by it alone.
It is true, however, that it is not customary to pull down all the houses
of a town with the single design of rebuilding them differently, and