|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
stripped from us, and we were forced to face definitely the reason-shaking
realization which the reader of these pages has doubtless long
ago anticipated. I can scarcely bear to write it down in black
and white even now, but perhaps that will not be necessary.
things once rearing and dwelling in this frightful masonry in
the age of dinosaurs were not indeed dinosaurs, but far worse.
Mere dinosaurs were new and almost brainless objects - but the
builders of the city were wise and old, and had left certain traces
in rocks even then laid down well nigh a thousand million years
- rocks laid down before the true life of earth had advanced beyond
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
eat, let us all remain
quiet and allow him to sleep; for it is said that in sleep a mortal may
forget even hunger."
"Thank you!" exclaimed Tip, gratefully. "Your Majesty is fully as good as
you are wise -- and that is saying a good deal!"
He then stretched himself upon the grass and, using the stuffed form of the
Scarecrow for a pillow, was presently fast asleep.
120 Full page line-art drawing.
121 A Nickel-Plated Emperor
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
seen that one of the corpses had been partially devoured.
All that day the men lay glaring at each other like beasts
of prey, and the following morning two of the corpses lay
almost entirely stripped of flesh.
The men were but little stronger for their ghoulish repast,
for the want of water was by far the greatest agony with
which they had to contend. And then the cruiser had come.
When those who could had recovered, the entire story had
been told to the French commander; but the men were too
ignorant to be able to tell him at just what point on the coast
the professor and his party had been marooned, so the cruiser
Tarzan of the Apes