|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
It was approaching through the jungle in a semi-erect position,
now and then placing the backs of its closed fists upon the
ground--a great anthropoid ape, and, as it advanced, it emitted
deep guttural growls and an occasional low barking sound.
Clayton was at some distance from the cabin, having come
to fell a particularly perfect tree for his building operations.
Grown careless from months of continued safety, during
which time he had seen no dangerous animals during the daylight
hours, he had left his rifles and revolvers all within the
little cabin, and now that he saw the great ape crashing
Tarzan of the Apes
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Apology by Xenophon:
Socrates should actually receive from heaven more than they
themselves; whereupon Socrates returned to the charge. "Come," he
said, "lend me your ears while I tell you something more, so that
those of you who choose may go to a still greater length in refusing
to believe that I am thus highly honoured by the divine powers.
Chaerephon once, in the presence of many witnesses, put a question
at Delhi concerning me, and Apollo answered that there was no human
being more liberal, or more upright, or more temperate than myself."
And when once more on hearing these words the judges gave vent, as was
only natural, to a fiercer murmur of dissent, Socrates once again
spoke: "Yet, sirs, they were still greater words which the god spake
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
things beyond the reach of your learning and imagination? Well,
in a day or two, perhaps, even you will admit as much, and
confess it to me--elsewhere," and she sighed.
"I am ready to confess now that much happens which I do not
understand at present, because I have not the key to the trick,"
Yva shook her head at him and smiled again. Then she motioned
to all of us to stand close to her, and, stooping, lifted Tommy
in her arms. Next moment that marvel happened which I have
described already, and we were whirling downwards through space,
to find ourselves in a very little time standing safe in the
When the World Shook