|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
On one occasion he chanced upon a hut at the out-
skirts of a small hamlet not far from Torn, and, with
the curiosity of boyhood, determined to enter and have
speech with the inmates, for by this time the natural
desire for companionship was commencing to assert it-
self. In all his life he remembered only the company
of the old man, who never spoke except when necessity
The hut was occupied by an old priest, and as the
boy in armor pushed in, without the usual formality
of knocking the old man looked up with an expression
The Outlaw of Torn
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
NUM 26:52 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
NUM 26:53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance
according to the number of names.
NUM 26:54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou
shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be
given according to those that were numbered of him.
NUM 26:55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according
to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
NUM 26:56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided
between many and few.
NUM 26:57 And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac:
Lady of Loretto. This information is for etymoligists only. Those
gentlemen would not be so often in a quandary if mediaeval writers had
only taken such pains with details of contemporary manners as we take
in these days of analysis and description.
Mlle. Turquet, or Malaga, for she is better known by her pseudonym
(See /La fausse Maitresse/.), was one of the earliest parishioners of
that charming church. At the time to which this story belongs, that
lighthearted and lively damsel gladdened the existence of a notary
with a wife somewhat too bigoted, rigid, and frigid for domestic
Now, it so fell out that one Carnival evening Maitre Cardot was