|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Talisman by Walter Scott:
the certainty of reward in case of succeeding, and punishment in
case of voluntary failure, may be a sufficient guarantee."
The Englishman listened with downcast looks, as one who doubted,
yet was not unwilling to receive conviction. At length he looked
up and said, "May I see your sick squire, fair sir?"
The Scottish knight hesitated and coloured, yet answered at last,
"Willingly, my Lord of Gilsland. But you must remember, when you
see my poor quarter, that the nobles and knights of Scotland feed
not so high, sleep not so soft, and care not for the magnificence
of lodgment which is Proper to their southern neighbours. I am
POORLY lodged, my Lord of Gilsland," he added, with a haughty
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
stepped into the room. What he saw was a huge, bull-necked
German officer with one arm about the waist of Fraulein
Bertha Kircher and a hand upon her forehead pushing her
head back as he tried to kiss her on the mouth. The girl was
struggling against the great brute; but her efforts were futile.
Slowly the man's lips were coming closer to hers and slowly,
step by step, she was being carried backward.
Schneider heard the noise of the opening and closing door
behind him and turned. At sight of this strange officer he
dropped the girl and straightened up.
"What is the meaning of this intrusion, Lieutenant?" he de-
Tarzan the Untamed
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Democracy In America, Volume 2 by Alexis de Toqueville:
importance, and who might with propriety be abandoned to the
disciplinary passions of princes. On glancing over the codes of
the middle ages, one is surprised to see, in those periods of
personal independence, with what incessant royal regulations
manufactures were hampered, even in their smallest details: on
this point centralization was as active and as minute as it can
ever be. Since that time a great revolution has taken place in
the world; manufacturing property, which was then only in the
germ, has spread till it covers Europe: the manufacturing class
has been multiplied and enriched by the remnants of all other
ranks; it has grown and is still perpetually growing in number,