|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
four years, I have not been ill-treated and have enjoyed more comfort than any
of you can imagine. Probably you are all familiar with the reason for my long
captivity. Because of the interest of Myeerah, the Indian Princess, they have
importuned me for years to be adopted into the tribe, marry the White Crane,
as they call Myeerah, and become a Wyandot chief. To this I would never
consent, though I have been careful not to provoke the Indians. I was allowed
the freedom of the camp, but have always been closely watched. I should still
be with the Indians had I not suspected that Hamilton, the British Governor,
had formed a plan with the Hurons, Shawnees, Delawares, and other tribes, to
strike a terrible blow at the whites along, the river. For months I have
watched the Indians preparing for an expedition, the extent of which they had
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac:
lack of skill. I only knew how to love; how can one keep oneself in
mind when one loves? So I was a slave when I should have sought to be
a tyrant. Those who know me may condemn me, but they will respect me
too. Pain has taught me that I must not lay myself open to this a
second time. I cannot understand how it is that I am living yet, after
the anguish of that first week of the most fearful crisis in a woman's
life. Only from three years of loneliness would it be possible to draw
strength to speak of that time as I am speaking now. Such agony,
monsieur, usually ends in death; but this--well, it was the agony of
death with no tomb to end it. Oh! I have known pain indeed!"
The Vicomtesse raised her beautiful eyes to the ceiling; and the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
friends last year. I did not hear much, for I ran away quickly."
The march toward the village was now resumed, more
slowly and with greater stealth, for Waziri knew that it was
too late to rescue--their only mission could be one of revenge.
Inside the next mile a hundred more fugitives were met.
There were many men among these, and so the fighting
strength of the party was augmented.
Now a dozen warriors were sent creeping ahead to reconnoiter.
Waziri remained with the main body, which advanced in a thin
line that spread in a great crescent through the forest.
By the chief's side walked Tarzan.
The Return of Tarzan