|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
the girl found herself trembling in terror, for of all the sounds
of the jungle there is none more awe inspiring than that of the
great bull ape when he issues his challenge or shrieks forth his
If she had been terrified before she was almost paralyzed
with fear now as she saw Zu-tag and his apes turn toward the
boma and approach her. With the agility of a cat Zu-tag leaped
completely over the protecting wall and stood before her. Val-
iantly she held her spear before her, pointing it at his breast.
He commenced to jabber and gesticulate, and even with her
scant acquaintance with the ways of the anthropoids, she real-
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
that confidence may be placed in you. Monsieur Athos, do
me, then, the honor to accompany me; you and your two
friends, and then I shall have an escort to excite envy in
his Majesty, if we should meet him."
The three Musketeers bowed to the necks of their horses.
"Well, upon my honor," said Athos, "your Eminence is right
in taking us with you; we have seen several ill-looking
faces on the road, and we have even had a quarrel at the Red
Dovecot with four of those faces."
"A quarrel, and what for, gentlemen?" said the cardinal;
"you know I don't like quarrelers."
The Three Musketeers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost:
that the good- looking young man whom I called Manon was a girl
eloping from the Hospital, and that he was little disposed indeed
to ruin himself for love of me.
"Extortion was the source of this scoundrel's delicacy. We were
still too near the Hospital to make any noise. `Silence!' said I
to him, `you shall have a louis d'or for the job': for less than
that he would have helped me to burn the Hospital.
"We arrived at Lescaut's house. As it was late, M. de T----
left us on the way, promising to visit us the next morning. The
servant alone remained.
"I held Manon in such close embrace in my arms, that we occupied