|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
"Yes, I'll come over."
"You'll have to turn 'railroad,' understand?"
"I'll turn railroad."
"Guess there may be times when you'll have to take orders from
"I'll take orders from you."
"You'll have to be loyal to railroad, you know. No funny
"I'll be loyal to the railroad."
"You would like the place then?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
I cannot tell you how long Queen Telephassa, and Cadmus,
Phoenix, and Cilix, her three sons, and Thasus, their
playfellow, went wandering along the highways and bypaths, or
through the pathless wildernesses of the earth, in this manner.
But certain it is, that, before they reached any place of rest,
their splendid garments were quite worn out. They all looked
very much travel-stained, and would have had the dust of many
countries on their shoes, if the streams, through which they
waded, had not washed it all away. When they had been gone a
year, Telephassa threw away her crown, because it chafed her
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
gathered to the past, I chanced to buy it among a parcel of other works
at the weekly auction of odds and ends on the market square of
Maritzburg. I remember that when I opened the great tome, bound over
the original leather boards in buckskin, and discovered to whom it had
belonged, I burst into tears. There was no doubt about it, for, as was
customary in old days, this Bible had sundry fly-leaves sewn up with it
for the purpose of the recording of events important to its owner.
The first entries were made by the original Henri Marais, and record how
he and his compatriots were driven from France, his father having lost
his life in the religious persecutions. After this comes a long list of
births, marriages and deaths continued from generation to generation,