|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
mind of how I got there.
CHAPTER XVIII - THE TEE'D BALL
ON the morrow, from the justices' private room, where none could see
me, I heard the verdict given in and judgment rendered upon James. The
Duke's words I am quite sure I have correctly; and since that famous
passage has been made a subject of dispute, I may as well commemorate
my version. Having referred to the year '45, the chief of the
Campbells, sitting as Justice-General upon the bench, thus addressed
the unfortunate Stewart before him: "If you had been successful in
that rebellion, you might have been giving the law where you have now
received the judgment of it; we, who are this day your judges, might
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Burning Daylight by Jack London:
heard the eager whining of dogs, the snap of a dog-whip, and the
voice of Daylight crying encouragement as the weary animals
capped all they had done by dragging the sled in over the wooden
floor. They came in with a rush, and with them rushed in the
frost, a visible vapor of smoking white, through which their
heads and backs showed, as they strained in the harness, till
they had all the seeming of swimming in a river. Behind them, at
the gee-pole, came Daylight, hidden to the knees by the swirling
frost through which he appeared to wade.
He was the same old Daylight, withal lean and tired-looking, and
his black eyes were sparkling and flashing brighter than ever.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
but the one design, and that is to see justice executed and the
innocent go clear. If in pursuit of that I come to fall under your
lordship's displeasure, I must bear it as I may."
At this he rose from his chair, lit a second candle, and for a while
gazed upon me steadily. I was surprised to see a great change of
gravity fallen upon his face, and I could have almost thought he was a
"You are either very simple, or extremely the reverse, and I see that I
must deal with you more confidentially," says he. "This is a political
case - ah, yes, Mr. Balfour! whether we like it or no, the case is
political - and I tremble when I think what issues may depend from it.