|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard:
suffer them to depart, fearing lest they should plot against him, and
he looked on them always with an angry eye, so that they trembled for
their lives, though they dared not show their fear lest fate should
follow fear. But I guessed it, and like a snake I wound myself into
their secrets, and we talked together darkly and in hints. But of that
presently, my father, for I must tell of the coming of Masilo, he who
would have wed Zinita, and whom Umslopogaas the Slaughterer had driven
out from the kraals of the People of the Axe.
It was on the day after the impi had left that Masilo came to the
kraal Duguza, craving leave to speak with the king. Chaka sat before
his hut, and with him were Dingaan and Umhlangana, his royal brothers.
Nada the Lily
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
and then he noticed for the first time that he had lost his head
gear, and bethought himself of the feather cap in his pocket. So
out he drew it and clapped it upon his head, and then--lo and
behold!--he found he had become as invisible as thin air--not
a shred or a hair of him could be seen. "Well!" said he, "here is
another wonder, but I am safe now at any rate." And up he got to
find some place not so cool as where he sat.
He stepped in at an open window, and there he found himself in a
beautiful room, hung with cloth of silver and blue, and with
chairs and tables of white and gold; dozens and scores of
waxlights shone like so many stars, and lit every crack and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
a condition of affairs is awful for any Awgwa to think of, and the
only way we can direct the naughty actions of children is to take this
person Claus away from them."
"Good! good!" cried the big Awgwas, in a chorus, and they clapped
their hands to applaud the speech of the King.
"But what shall we do with him?" asked one of the creatures.
"I have a plan," replied the wicked King; and what his plan was you
will soon discover.
That night Claus went to bed feeling very happy, for he had completed
no less than four pretty toys during the day, and they were sure, he
thought, to make four little children happy. But while he slept the
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus