|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
from the clutches of these archfiends you have but to command the
resources of a mighty nation, for all Kaol is at your disposal.
What may be done? Say the word!"
"First," I suggested, "let us find those of your people who be
responsible for the escape of Matai Shang and his followers.
Without assistance on the part of the palace guard this thing
could not have come to pass. Seek the guilty, and from them
force an explanation of the manner of their going and the
direction they have taken."
The Warlord of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
appearance, adhered firmly both on the sides and roof, and
only two or three panes of glass were broken in the cupola,
which had either been blown out by the force of the wind, or
perhaps broken by sea-fowl.
Having on this occasion continued upon the building and
beacon a considerable time after the tide had begun to flow,
the artificers were occupied in removing the forge from the
top of the building, to which the gangway or wooden bridge
gave great facility; and, although it stretched or had a span
of forty-two feet, its construction was extremely simple,
while the road-way was perfectly firm and steady. In
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving:
head, in the eagerness of his flight.
They had now reached the road which turns off to Sleepy
Hollow; but Gunpowder, who seemed possessed with a demon, instead
of keeping up it, made an opposite turn, and plunged headlong
down hill to the left. This road leads through a sandy hollow
shaded by trees for about a quarter of a mile, where it crosses
the bridge famous in goblin story; and just beyond swells the
green knoll on which stands the whitewashed church.
As yet the panic of the steed had given his unskilful rider
an apparent advantage in the chase, but just as he had got half
way through the hollow, the girths of the saddle gave way, and he
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow