|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
their memorial of harrowing days. But the good ladies were
without guile and without suspicion; they were victims marked
for the axe, and the religious impostors snuffed up the wind
as they drew near.
I have referred above to my grandmother; it was no slip
of the pen: for by an extraordinary arrangement, in which it
is hard not to suspect the managing hand of a mother, Jean
Smith became the wife of Robert Stevenson. Mrs. Smith had
failed in her design to make her son a minister, and she saw
him daily more immersed in business and worldly ambition. One
thing remained that she might do: she might secure for him a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
not be introduced into Pellucidar while we lived.
A man may exchange that which he produces for
something which he desires that another has produced;
but he cannot dispose of the thing he thus acquires. In
other words, a commodity ceases to have pecuniary
value the instant that it passes out of the hands of its
producer. All excess reverts to government; and, as this
represents the production of the people as a government,
government may dispose of it to other peoples in ex-
change for that which they produce. Thus we are es-
tablishing a trade between kingdoms, the profits from
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
part. She raised herself on her elbow and looked at me intently.
"All over," she murmured.
"Yes, we had to wreck the little vessel. It was awful. I feel
like a murderer. But she had to be killed."
"Because I loved her too much. Don't you know that love and death
go very close together?"
"I could feel almost happy that it is all over, if you hadn't had
to lose your love. Oh, amigo George, it was a safe love for you."
"Yes," I said. "It was a faithful little vessel. She would have
saved us all from any plain danger. But this was a betrayal. It
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