|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
men of the outer world who dared challenge the dense
ignorance and superstitions of the earth's younger days.
But it was worth the effort if the opportunity ever
And then it occurred to me that here was an opportunity--that
I might make a small beginning upon Ja, who was my friend,
and thus note the effect of my teaching upon a Pellucidarian.
"Ja," I said, "what would you say were I to tell you
that in so far as the Mahars' theory of the shape
of Pellucidar is concerned it is correct?"
"I would say," he replied, "that either you are a fool,
At the Earth's Core
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
meeting and living with man in a state of nature with
absolute uncontaminated savages! This was on the
Uaupes river. . . . They were all going about their own work
or pleasure, which had nothing to do with the white men
or their ways; they walked with the free step of the
independent forest-dweller . . . original and self-sustaining
as the wild animals of the forests, absolutely independent
of civilization . . . living their own lives in their
own way, as they had done for countless generations
before America was discovered. Indeed the true denizen
of the Amazonian forests, like the forest itself, is unique and
Pagan and Christian Creeds
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mother by Owen Wister:
writing; and that she would wait till she was as old at Mr. Beverly's
"It was the thought of that lady which brought from Ethel the only note
of complaint she uttered in my presence during that whole dreary month."
"We were spending Sunday with a house party at Hyde Park; and driving to
church, we passed an avenue gate with a lodge. 'Rockhurst, sir,' said the
coachman. 'Whose place?' I inquired. 'The old Beverly place, sir.' Ethel
heard him tell me this; and as we went on, we saw a carriage and pair
coming down the avenue toward the gate with that look which horses always
seem to have when they are taking the family to church on Sunday morning."
"'If I see her,' said Ethel to me as we entered the door, 'I shall be