|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Spread his fox-tails and his fringes;
He was changed into a beaver.
"Make me large," said Pau-Puk-Keewis,
"Make me large and make me larger,
Larger than the other beavers."
"Yes," the beaver chief responded,
"When our lodge below you enter,
In our wigwam we will make you
Ten times larger than the others."
Thus into the clear, brown water
Silently sank Pau-Puk-Keewis:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:
Whig guns; and my horse had just taen the grund, when a
blackavised westland carle--I wad mind the face o' him a hundred
years yet--an ee like a wild falcon's, and a beard as broad as my
shovel--clapped the end o' his lang black gun within a quarter's
length of my lug! By the grace o' Mercy, the horse swarved
round, and I fell aff at the tae side as the ball
whistled by at the tither, and the fell auld lord took the Whig
such a swauk wi' his broadsword that he made twa pieces o' his
head, and down fell the lurdance wi' a' his bouk abune me."
"You were rather obliged to the old lord, I think," said
The Bride of Lammermoor
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:
When she had thrown out the papers she walked away from me, and
putting both hands to her head, she flung herself on the couch. I
picked up the money, put it back in the drawer, and locked it up
that the servants might not be led into dishonesty; then I
gathered up all the papers and went off with them. As I passed my
wife I stopped. and, looking at her back and shaking shoulders, I
"What a baby you are, Natalie! Fie, fie! Listen, Natalie: when
you realize how serious and responsible a business it is you will
be the first to thank me. I assure you you will."
In my own room I set to work without haste. The exercise books