|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
had especially attracted their notice, because it was the biggest and
strangest creature they had ever seen; so it became the center of
their first attack.
But Jim was ready for them, and when he saw them coming he turned his
heels toward them and began kicking out as hard as he could. Crack!
crash! bang! went his iron-shod hoofs against the wooden bodies of the
Gargoyles, and they were battered right and left with such force that
they scattered like straws in the wind. But the noise and clatter
seemed as dreadful to them as Jim's heels, for all who were able
swiftly turned and flew away to a great distance. The others picked
themselves up from the ground one by one and quickly rejoined their
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
party, in the other parts of the kingdom, consisted of much more
formidable, as well as much more respectable, materials.
One long table extended itself down the ample hall of Ellieslaw
Castle, which was still left much in the state in which it had
been one hundred years before, stretching, that is, in gloomy
length, along the whole side of the castle, vaulted with ribbed
arches of freestone, the groins of which sprung from projecting
figures, that, carved into all the wild forms which the fantastic
imagination of a Gothic architect could devise, grinned, frowned,
and gnashed their tusks at the assembly below. Long narrow
windows lighted the banqueting room on both sides, filled up with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Padre Ignacio by Owen Wister:
at least had been kept up to the end; the youth would never know of the
elder man's unrest.
Temptation had arrived with Gaston, but was destined to make a longer
stay at Santa Ysabel del Mar. Yet it was perhaps a week before the priest
knew this guest was come to abide with him. The guest could be discreet,
could withdraw, was not at first importunate.
Sail away on the barkentine? A wild notion, to be sure! although fit
enough to enter the brain of such a young scape-grace. The Padre shook
his head and smiled affectionately when he thought of Gaston Villere. The
youth's handsome, reckless countenance would shine out, smiling, in his