|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
every governmental department, puts the secret service men of the
Imperial police on a par with the lower ranks of the subordinates.
Muller's official rank is scarcely much higher than that of a
policeman, although kings and councillors consult him and the
Police Department realises to the full what a treasure it has in
him. But official red tape, and his early misfortune ... prevent
the giving of any higher official standing to even such a genius.
Born and bred to such conditions, Muller understands them, and
his natural modesty of disposition asks for no outward honours,
asks for nothing but an income sufficient for his simple needs,
and for aid and opportunity to occupy himself in the way he most
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tattine by Ruth Ogden [Mrs. Charles W. Ide]:
little Black-and-white, and that now Barney has fallen into disgrace, since he
kept you so long in the ford the other day, but I want to tell you something.
You must not stop loving them at all because they do what you call cruel
things. You have heard the old rhyme:--
"Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God has made them so:
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For 'tis their nature to."
"Oh, yes, I know that," said Tattine, "and I don't think it's all quĦte true;
our dogs don't bite (I suppose it means biting people), bad as they are."
"No; I've always thought myself that line was not quite fair to the dogs
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
or forget it, they heartily endorsed as correct according to the
best psychological principles. I especially valued the advice
of such physicians as had studied me during my possession by the
My first disturbances were not visual at
all, but concerned the more abstract matters which I have mentioned.
There was, too, a feeling of profound and inexplicable horror
concerning myself. I developed a queer fear of seeing my own form,
as if my eyes would find it something utterly alien and inconceivably
When I did glance down and behold the familiar human
Shadow out of Time