|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
Wanderer who put the notion into my head."
"Well, for my part, I am glad he did," responded the
Canary. "Your journey resulted in saving me from the
Giantess, and had you not traveled to the Yoop Valley,
I would still be Mrs. Yoop's prisoner. It is much nicer
to be free, even though I still bear the enchanted form
of a Canary-Bird."
"Do you think we shall ever be able to get our proper
forms back again?" asked the Green Monkey earnestly.
Polychrome did not make reply at once to this
important question, but after a period of
The Tin Woodman of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
moustache. He felt that Charlie's recognition of his
gentlemanliness was at any rate a redeeming feature. But it
became his pose to ride hard and heavy over the routed fo c. He
shouted some insulting phrase over the tumult.
"You're regular abject," the man in gaiters was saying to
"Only don't think I'm afraid,--not of a spindle-legged cuss like
him shouted Charlie. "Because I ain't."
"Change of front," thought Hoopdriver, a little startled. "Where
are we going?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
asked Bernard, wondering still.
"He gave me another 'chance,' as you elegantly express it,
and I declined to take advantage of it."
"Ah, well, now," cried Bernard, "I am sorry for him!"
"I was very kind--very respectful," said Angela. "I thanked him from
the bottom of my heart; I begged his pardon very humbly for the wrong--
if wrong it was--that I was doing him. I did n't in the least require
of him that he should leave Baden at seven o'clock the next morning.
I had no idea that he would do so, and that was the reason that I
insisted to my mother that we ourselves should go away. When we went I
knew nothing about his having gone, and I supposed he was still there.