|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pierre Grassou by Honore de Balzac:
"The British are after me" (slang term for creditors) "Gracious! do
you paint such things as that?"
"Hold your tongue!"
"Ah! to be sure, yes."
The Vervelle family, extremely shocked by this extraordinary
apparition, passed from its ordinary red to a cherry-red, two shades
"Brings in, hey?" continued Joseph. "Any shot in your locker?"
"How much do you want?"
"Five hundred. I've got one of those bull-dog dealers after me, and if
the fellow once gets his teeth in he won't let go while there's a bit
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
to find his body, but couldn't and give it up. And so I
reckoned he was gone off somers to have a little peace,
and would come back to us when his troubles was kind
of healed. But late Saturday night, the 9th, Lem Beebe
and Jim Lane come to my house and told me all--told me
the whole awful 'sassination, and my heart was broke.
And THEN I remembered something that hadn't took no hold
of me at the time, because reports said this prisoner had
took to walking in his sleep and doing all kind of things
of no consequence, not knowing what he was about. I will
tell you what that thing was that come back into my memory.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
eyeballs of red!
(Here Rikki-tikki interrupted, and the rest of the song is
Toomai of the Elephants
I will remember what I was, I am sick of rope and chain--
I will remember my old strength and all my forest affairs.
I will not sell my back to man for a bundle of sugar-cane:
I will go out to my own kind, and the wood-folk in their lairs.
I will go out until the day, until the morning break--
Out to the wind's untainted kiss, the water's clean caress;
I will forget my ankle-ring and snap my picket stake.
The Jungle Book