|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Nicholson; I cannot do it.'
'Alan,' said John, 'you've just got to! You don't know the
mess I'm in; the governor's turned me out, and I daren't show
my face in an inn, because they're down on me for murder or
'For what?' cried Alan, starting.
'Murder, I believe,' says John.
'Murder!' repeated Alan, and passed his hand over his eyes.
'What was that you were saying?' he asked again.
'That they were down on me,' said John. 'I'm accused of
murder, by what I can make out; and I've really had a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
easy-goin' an' cool. But now he's on the rampage. Wal, mebbe
it's news to you to learn that Ed's wife is powerful, turrible
jealous of him. Ed was somethin' of a devil with the wimmen.
Monty goes over an' tells Beulah--that's Ed's wife--that Ed is
goin' to have for caddie the lovely Miss Dorothy with the goo-goo
eyes. I reckon this was some disrespectful, but with all doo
respect to Miss Dorothy she has got a pair of unbridled eyes.
Mebbe it's just natural for her to look at a feller like that.
Oh, it's all right; I'm not sayin' any-thin'! I know it's all
proper an' regular for girls back East to use their eyes. But
out hyar it's bound to result disastrous. All the boys talk
The Light of Western Stars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
father was an old Killiecrankie man, and I long to see some
amends on the Unionist courtiers, that have bought and sold old
Scotland, whose crown has been so long independent."
"And for the sake of these shadows," said his monitor, "you are
going to involve your country in war and yourself in trouble?"
"I involve? No!--but, trouble for trouble, I had rather it came
to-morrow than a month hence. COME, I know it will; and, as your
country folks say, better soon than syne--it will never find me
younger--and as for hanging, as Sir John Falstaff says, I can
become a gallows as well as another. You know the end of the old