|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
Now, much excited argument ensued among the Boers, in the midst of which
Marie managed to whisper to me unheard:
"Oh! I am glad, Allan, for whatever they may decide, you won, and the
omen is good."
"I don't see what geese have to do with omens, sweetheart," I
answered--"that is, since the time of the ancient Romans. Anyhow, I
should say that the omens are bad, for there is going to be a row
Just then Retief put up his hand, calling out:
"Silence! I have decided. The writing of the match did not say that the
bullets were not to be cut, and therefore Hernan Pereira's birds must
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
Plague on it! this is unlucky. A fighting brother is
a cursed appendage to a fine girl. Egad! I just
stopped in time; had he not discovered himself, in
two minutes more I should have told him how well I
was with his sister. Indeed, I cannot see the satisfac-
tion of an intrigue, if one can't have the pleasure of
communicating it to our friends. [Exit.
END OF THE THIRD ACT.
ACT IV. SCENE I.
CHARLOTTE leading in MARIA.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
Express rifle and a shot-gun that could be used for ball,
together with two bags of cartridges. Practically nothing
belonging to me had been forgotten.
I asked him who had collected the things. He replied the
doctress Nombe had done so and had brought him the horse saddled
to carry them. He did not know who saddled the horse as he had
seen no one but Nombe to whom he had given the writing which she
hid away. In answer to further questions, he said that Nombe had
sent me a message. It was--
"I bid farewell to Macumazahn for a little while and wish him
good fortune till we meet again. Let him not be afraid in the