|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Redheaded Outfield by Zane Grey:
of pace. Both styles were absolutely impractical
with the ``rabbit.''
``It's comin' to us, all right, all right!'' yelled
Deerfoot to me, across the intervening grass. I
was of the opinion that it did not take any genius
to make Deerfoot's ominous prophecy.
Old man Hathaway gazed at Merritt on the
bench as if he wished the manager could hear
what he was calling him and then at his fellow-
players as if both to warn and beseech them.
Then he pitched the ``rabbit.''
The Redheaded Outfield
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Walden by Henry David Thoreau:
went far enough to please my imagination. I believe that every man
who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties
in the best condition has been particularly inclined to abstain from
animal food, and from much food of any kind. It is a significant
fact, stated by entomologists -- I find it in Kirby and Spence --
that "some insects in their perfect state, though furnished with
organs of feeding, make no use of them"; and they lay it down as "a
general rule, that almost all insects in this state eat much less
than in that of larvae. The voracious caterpillar when transformed
into a butterfly ... and the gluttonous maggot when become a fly"
content themselves with a drop or two of honey or some other sweet
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
Hook, who seemed to have a charmed life, as he kept them at bay
in that circle of fire. They had done for his dogs, but this man
alone seemed to be a match for them all. Again and again they
closed upon him, and again and again he hewed a clear space. He
had lifted up one boy with his hook, and was using him as a
buckler [shield], when another, who had just passed his sword
through Mullins, sprang into the fray.
"Put up your swords, boys," cried the newcomer, "this man is
Thus suddenly Hook found himself face to face with Peter. The
others drew back and formed a ring around them.