|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
most curious instances of animal cleverness. Let any game appear
upon the scene; and the slumberer, forthwith aroused by means of
the leg receiving the vibrations, hastens up. A Locust whom I
myself lay on the web procures her this agreeable shock and what
follows. If she is satisfied with her bag, I am still more
satisfied with what I have learnt.
The occasion is too good not to find out, under better conditions
as regards approach, what the inhabitant of the cypress-trees has
already shown me. The next morning, I cut the telegraph-wire, this
time as long as one's arm and held, like yesterday, by one of the
hind-legs stretched outside the cabin. I then place on the web a
The Life of the Spider
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
floor, lashed out with both heels simultaneously, her back
arched, her head between her knees. It was the running buck, and
had not Delaney been the hardest buster in the county, would have
flung him headlong like a sack of sand. But he eased off the
bit, gripping the mare's flanks with his knees, and the buckskin,
having long since known her master, came to hand quivering, the
bloody spume dripping from the bit upon the slippery floor.
Delaney had arrayed himself with painful elaboration, determined
to look the part, bent upon creating the impression, resolved
that his appearance at least should justify his reputation of
being "bad." Nothing was lacking--neither the campaign hat with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
so I advise you to try and forget your dreams about flyin'."
Rob now stepped forward and shook hands with the sailors.
"I see you have found friends," he said to them, "so I will leave you
and continue my journey, as I'm in something of a hurry."
Both sailors began to thank him profusely for their rescue, but he
cut them short.
"That's all right. Of course I couldn't leave you on that island to
starve to death, and I'm glad I was able to bring you away with me."
"But you threatened to drop me into the sea," remarked the little
sailor, in a grieved voice.
"So I did," said Rob, laughing; "but I wouldn't have done it for the
The Master Key