|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
warned in time of the danger which threatens them."
"It is clearly the duty of the authorities, Mr. Ward," responded I,
"to learn what is going on within there."
"True, Strock; but that presents great difficulties. Everyone reports
that it is impossible to scale the precipices of the Great Eyrie and
reach its interior. But has anyone ever attempted it with scientific
appliances and under the best conditions? I doubt it, and believe a
resolute attempt may bring success."
"Nothing is impossible, Mr. Ward; what we face here is merely a
question of expense."
"We must not regard expense when we are seeking to reassure an entire
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
being bound up in interests with you, he holds his tongue."
"Very well, that is more your affair than mine, seeing that
in a week I shall be in England."
"Depart, monsieur, depart -- the sooner the better."
"Is the money, then, ready?"
"It will be to-morrow, to-morrow you shall receive it from
my own hands. Will you have gold or silver?"
"Gold; that is most convenient. But how are we going to
arrange this? Let us see."
"Oh, good Lord! in the simplest way possible. You shall give
me a receipt, that is all."
Ten Years Later
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
ought to be happy; but this was not the case. The
Metal Monarch was surly and cross because
mortals had dug so much treasure out of the
earth and kept it above ground, where all the
power of Ruggedo and his nomes was unable to
recover it. He hated not only the mortals but
also the fairies who live upon the earth or above
it, and instead of being content with the riches
he still possessed he was unhappy because he did
not own all the gold and jewels in the world.
Ruggedo had been nodding, half asleep, in
Tik-Tok of Oz