|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
"I bear no malice," said he to the Daemon, in a gentle voice; "and I
am sure the world would be a dreary place without you. So, good
morning, and a Merry Christmas to you!"
With these words he stepped out to greet the bright morning, and a
moment later he was trudging along, whistling softly to himself, on
his way to his home in the Laughing Valley.
Marching over the snow toward the mountain was a vast army, made up of
the most curious creatures imaginable. There were numberless knooks
from the forest, as rough and crooked in appearance as the gnarled
branches of the trees they ministered to. And there were dainty ryls
from the fields, each one bearing the emblem of the flower or plant it
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
qu'il a l'air sombre?
LE SECOND SOLDAT. Il a l'air sombre.
HERODE. Pourquoi ne serais-je pas heureux? Cesar, qui est le
maitre du monde, qui est le maitre de tout, m'aime beaucoup. Il
vient de m'envoyer des cadeaux de grande valeur. Aussi il m'a
promis de citer e Rome le roi de Cappadoce qui est mon ennemi.
Peut-etre e Rome il le crucifiera. Il peut faire tout ce qu'il
veut, Cesar. Enfin, il est le maitre. Ainsi, vous voyez, j'ai le
droit d'etre heureux. Il n'y a rien au monde qui puisse gater mon
LA VOIX D'IOKANAAN. Il sera assis sur son trone. Il sera vetu de
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
master.' I do not know about the antagonistic forces in the Doric
order; in Fleeming they were plain enough; and the Bobadil of these
affairs with Dr. Bell was still, like the corrector of Italian
consuls, 'a great child in everything but information.' At the
house of Colonel Cleather, he might be seen with a family of
children; and with these, there was no word of the Greek orders;
with these Fleeming was only an uproarious boy and an entertaining
draughtsman; so that his coming was the signal for the young people
to troop into the playroom, where sometimes the roof rang with
romping, and sometimes they gathered quietly about him as he amused
them with his pencil.