|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Verses 1889-1896 by Rudyard Kipling:
And -- I would not anger my gentlemen for the sake of a shiftless ghost."
The Devil he looked at the mangled Soul that prayed to feel the flame,
And he thought of Holy Charity, but he thought of his own good name: --
"Now ye could haste my coal to waste, and sit ye down to fry:
Did ye think of that theft for yourself?" said he; and Tomlinson said, "Ay!"
The Devil he blew an outward breath, for his heart was free from care: --
"Ye have scarce the soul of a louse," he said,
"but the roots of sin are there,
And for that sin should ye come in were I the lord alone.
But sinful pride has rule inside -- and mightier than my own.
Honour and Wit, fore-damned they sit, to each his priest and whore:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
love to hate.
As the outlaw was sitting one day in the little cottage
of Father Claude, the priest reverted to the subject of
many past conversations; the unsettled state of civil
conditions in the realm, and the stand which Norman
of Torn would take when open hostilities between King
and baron were declared.
"It would seem that Henry," said the priest, "by his
continued breaches of both the spirit and letter of the
Oxford Statutes is but urging the barons to resort to
arms; and the fact that he virtually forced Prince Ed-
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
fingers and when they saw that I was quite determined
they gave in, and Von Gerhard telephoned to the hospital
to learn the hour at which I might meet
the others who were to see Blackie for a brief moment.
I met them in the stiff little waiting room of he
hospital--Norberg, Deming, Schmidt, Holt--men who had
known him from the time when they had yelled, "Heh, boy!"
at him when they wanted their pencils sharpened.
Awkwardly we followed the fleet-footed nurse who glided
ahead of us down the wide hospital corridors, past
doorways through which we caught glimpses of white beds