|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:
It was evident that he no longer had faith in Desiree's
interpretation of the divine will of the great Pachacamac. It is
a royal privilege to be able to judge your own enemies.
The hand of the Child of the Sun passed slowly up and down the
frame of quipos, betraying a commendable reluctance. It
touched the yellow cord and passed on; grasped the white and
"The old hypocrite!" exclaimed Harry in disgust. "Does he
imagine he is playing with us?"
Then there was an imperceptible movement, rather felt than
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Phaedrus by Plato:
did not our previous argument show--?
PHAEDRUS: Show what?
SOCRATES: That whether Lysias or any other writer that ever was or will
be, whether private man or statesman, proposes laws and so becomes the
author of a political treatise, fancying that there is any great certainty
and clearness in his performance, the fact of his so writing is only a
disgrace to him, whatever men may say. For not to know the nature of
justice and injustice, and good and evil, and not to be able to distinguish
the dream from the reality, cannot in truth be otherwise than disgraceful
to him, even though he have the applause of the whole world.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso:
Where fire and brimstone down from Heaven was sent
To take revenge for sin and shameful crime
Gainst kind commit, by those who nould repent;
A loathsome lake of brimstone, pitch and lime,
O'ergoes that land, erst sweet and redolent,
And when it moves, thence stench and smoke up flies
Which dim the welkin and infect the skies.
"This is the lake in which yet never might
Aught that hath weight sink to the bottom down,
But like to cork or leaves or feathers light,