|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
"Sorry to incommode you," said their visitor ironically.
"I'm afraid your beds are dampish. Perhaps you had better go
to your brother's room; I've left the ceiling on there."
They required no second admonition, but rushed into Gluck's
room, wet through and in an agony of terror.
"You'll find my card on the kitchen table," the old gentleman
called after them. "Remember, the LAST visit."
"Pray Heaven it may!" said Schwartz, shuddering. And the
foam globe disappeared.
Dawn came at last, and the two brothers looked out of Gluck's
little window in the morning. The Treasure Valley was one mass of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
would simply gibe at them,' said he. 'Well, there's nothing else
but tracing possible.'
He waited till a squall had passed and there came a blink of
scowling daylight. Then he went to the window, and in the face of
all John Street traced his uncle's signature. It was a poor thing
at the best. 'But it must do,' said he, as he stood gazing
woefully on his handiwork. 'He's dead, anyway.' And he filled up
the cheque for a couple of hundred and sallied forth for the
There, at the desk at which he was accustomed to transact
business, and with as much indifference as he could assume,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
he shall have plenty of hardship yet before he has done with
Thereon he gathered his clouds together, grasped his trident,
stirred it round in the sea, and roused the rage of every wind
that blows till earth, sea, and sky were hidden in cloud, and
night sprang forth out of the heavens. Winds from East, South,
North, and West fell upon him all at the same time, and a
tremendous sea got up, so that Ulysses' heart began to fail him.
"Alas," he said to himself in his dismay, "what ever will become
of me? I am afraid Calypso was right when she said I should have
trouble by sea before I got back home. It is all coming true.