|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
The Wizard looked thoughtfully around his little party, and his face
grew troubled. "It's a pretty high wall," he sadly remarked. "I'm
pretty sure the Cowardly Lion could not leap over it."
"I'm sure of that, too!" said the Lion with a shudder of fear. "If I
foolishly tried such a leap, I would be caught on those dreadful
"I think I could do it, sir," said the Frogman with a bow to the
Wizard. "It is an uphill jump as well as being a high jump, but I'm
considered something of a jumper by my friends in the Yip Country, and
I believe a good, strong leap will carry me to the other side."
"I'm sure it would," agreed the Cookie Cook.
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
along the broad carriage road which leads into Piraeus. The men from
Phyle seemed at first inclined to dispute their passage, but as the
wide circuit of the walls needed a defence beyond the reach of their
still scanty numbers, they fell back in a compact body upon
Munychia. Then the troops from the city poured into the Agora of
Hippodmus. Here they formed in line, stretching along and filling
the street which leads to the temple of Artemis and the Bendideum.
This line must have been at least fifty shields deep; and in this
formation they at once began to march up. As to the men of Phyle, they
too blocked the street at the opposite end, and facing the foe. They
presented only a thin line, not more than ten deep, though behind
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
The panthan's fingers dropped from the dagger's hilt.
His quick mind had grasped here a chance for succouring
Thuvia of Ptarth. He might be chosen as one to accompany
the assassins, and once he had learned where the captive
lay he could dispatch Astok and Vas Kor as well as now.
To kill them before he knew where Thuvia was hid was
simply to leave her to death at the hands of others;
for sooner or later Nutus would learn her whereabouts,
and Nutus, Jeddak of Dusar, could not afford to let her live.
Turjun put himself in the path of Vas Kor that he
might not be overlooked. The noble aroused the men
Thuvia, Maid of Mars