|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard:
had a slight difference of opinion about the coming ceremony.
He had flatly refused to celebrate it, or to allow any of his
priests to do so, whereupon Nyleptha became very angry and told
him that she, as Queen, was head of the Church, and meant to
be obeyed. Indeed, she played the part of a Zu-Vendi Henry the
Eighth to perfection, and insisted that, if she wanted to be
married, she would be married, and that he should marry her.
He still refused to go through the ceremony, so she clinched
her argument thus --
'Well, I cannot execute a High Priest, because there is an absurd
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
Translation by H. G. Dakyns
The Hiero is an imaginary dialogue, c. 474 B.C.,
between Simonides of Ceos, the poet; and Hieron,
of Syracuse and Gela, the despot.
HIERO, or "THE TYRANT"
A Discourse on Despotic Rule
Once upon a time Simonides the poet paid a visit to Hiero the
"tyrant," and when both obtained the liesure requisite, Simonides
began this conversation:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Caprona--that it lived inland, and that it had fallen or been
hurled from the cliffs above. Such being the case, Caprona was
inhabitable, if not inhabited, by man; but how to reach the
inhabitable interior! That was the question. A closer view
of the cliffs than had been afforded me from the deck of the
U-33 only confirmed my conviction that no mortal man could scale
those perpendicular heights; there was not a finger-hold, not a
toe-hold, upon them. I turned away baffled.
Nobs and I met with no sharks upon our return journey to
the submarine. My report filled everyone with theories and
speculations, and with renewed hope and determination. They all
The Land that Time Forgot