|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
stance might eventually arise that would give her the coveted
chance for freedom and life.
Metak led her toward a building which, as she entered, she
recognized as the same to which she and Lieutenant Smith-
Oldwick had been led when they were brought into the city.
There was no man sitting behind the carved desk now, but
about the room were a dozen or more warriors in the tunics
of the house to which they were attached, in this case white
with a small lion in the form of a crest or badge upon the
breast and back of each.
As Metak entered and the men recognized him they arose,
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:
to bring my eyes nearer to that mystery floating alongside.
As he hung by the ladder, like a resting swimmer, the sea
lightning played about his limbs at every stir; and he appeared
in it ghastly, silvery, fishlike. He remained as mute as
a fish, too. He made no motion to get out of the water, either.
It was inconceivable that he should not attempt to come on board,
and strangely troubling to suspect that perhaps he did not want to.
And my first words were prompted by just that troubled incertitude.
"What's the matter?" I asked in my ordinary tone, speaking down to the face
upturned exactly under mine.
"Cramp," it answered, no louder. Then slightly anxious, "I say,
The Secret Sharer
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton:
or hearing of amazing adventures. She had surprised a burglar in
her room at midnight (though how he got there, what he robbed her
of, and by what means he escaped had never been quite clear to her
auditors); she had been warned by anonymous letters that her grocer
(a rejected suitor) was putting poison in her tea; she had a
customer who was shadowed by detectives, and another (a very
wealthy lady) who had been arrested in a department store for
kleptomania; she had been present at a spiritualist seance where an
old gentleman had died in a fit on seeing a materialization of his
mother-in-law; she had escaped from two fires in her night-gown,
and at the funeral of her first cousin the horses attached to the