|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
repudiation; they have decided that plain statements are metaphors
and have undercut, transposed, and inverted the most vital points of
the vulgarly accepted beliefs. One may find within the Anglican
communion, Arians, Unitarians, Atheists, disbelievers in
immortality, attenuators of miracles; there is scarcely a doubt or a
cavil that has not found a lodgment within the ample charity of the
English Establishment. I have been interested to hear one
distinguished Canon deplore that "they" did not identify the Logos
with the third instead of the second Person of the Trinity, and
another distinguished Catholic apologist declare his indifference to
the "historical Jesus." Within most of the Christian communions one
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
came tip-toeing out with Madeline's other guests, whispered that
it was like an escape. She was delighted. The others were
amused. To Madeline it was indeed an escape.
In the darkness Madeline could not see how many escorts her party
was to have. She heard low voices, the champing of bits and
thumping of hoofs, and she recognized Stewart when he led up
Majesty for her to mount. Then came a pattering of soft feet and
the whining of dogs. Cold noses touched her hands, and she saw
the long, gray, shaggy shapes of her pack of Russian wolf-hounds.
That Stewart meant to let them go with her was indicative of how
he studied her pleasure. She loved to be out with the hounds and
The Light of Western Stars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
"Is that an offer or a question?"
"Neither," said I. "It's a point."
She knitted her brows.
"What does one do with points?"
"One deals with them."
"M'm. Well, you can see what you can do, if you like. You
mustn't be rough with the bag. It's sensitive, for all that it's
made of pigskin."
"May I have the alleged key? Thank you. It is not by force, but
by persuasion, that I- ahem- gain my points."
"I should think you're an only child."
The Brother of Daphne