|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
as that of Michael Strogoff.
There was not a moment to lose. It was within an hour
of morning. It was needful to profit by the darkness to
leave the little wood and dash along the road; but although
night favored it the success of such a flight appeared to be
Not wishing to do anything at random, Michael took
time for reflection, carefully weighing the chances so as to
take the best. From the situation of the place the result
was this -- that he could not escape through the back of the
wood, the stream which bordered it being not only deep,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare:
To make him moan; but pity not his moans:
Stone him with harden'd hearts, harder than stones;
And let mild women to him lose their mildness,
Wilder to him than tigers in their wildness.
'Let him have time to tear his curled hair,
Let him have time against himself to rave,
Let him have time of Time's help to despair,
Let him have time to live a loathed slave,
Let him have time a beggar's orts to crave;
And time to see one that by alms doth live
Disdain to him disdained scraps to give.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain:
school, and in towns, and at balls, too, but there ain't
no sense in them when there ain't no civilization nor
other kinds of bothers and fussiness around.
"Lions a-comin'! -- lions! Quick, Mars Tom!
Jump for yo' life, Huck!"
Oh, and didn't we! We never stopped for clothes,
but waltzed up the ladder just so. Jim lost his head
straight off -- he always done it whenever he got ex-
cited and scared; and so now, 'stead of just easing the
ladder up from the ground a little, so the animals
couldn't reach it, he turned on a raft of power, and we