|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
congruous for the emperor to cruise in a canoe, than it
was for the prime minister to attempt to build one with
his own hands.
He had to smile at that; but in extenuation of his act
he assured me that it was quite customary for prime
ministers to give their personal attention to the building
of imperial navies; "and this," he said, "is the imperial
navy of his Serene Highness, David I, Emperor of the
Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar."
I grinned; but Perry was quite serious about it. It had
always seemed rather more or less of a joke to me that I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson:
known, that this princess was herself the most industrious of
poetasters, that she is supposed to have hastened her death
by her literary vigils, and sometimes wrote as many as twelve
rondels in the day. (4) It was in rhyme, even, that the
young Charles should learn his lessons. He might get all
manner of instruction in the truly noble art of the chase,
not without a smack of ethics by the way, from the
compendious didactic poem of Gace de la Bigne. Nay, and it
was in rhyme that he should learn rhyming: in the verses of
his father's Maitre d'Hotel, Eustache Deschamps, which
treated of "l'art de dictier et de faire chancons, ballades,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
I didn't mince my words, I said to her myself, 140
HURRY UP PLEASE IT'S TIME
Now Albert's coming back, make yourself a bit smart.
He'll want to know what you done with that money he gave you
To get yourself some teeth. He did, I was there.
You have them all out, Lil, and get a nice set,
He said, I swear, I can't bear to look at you.
And no more can't I, I said, and think of poor Albert,
He's been in the army four years, he wants a good time,
And if you don't give it him, there's others will, I said.
Oh is there, she said. Something o' that, I said. 150
The Waste Land