|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey:
His fine eyes lingered on her face with glad and warm glance, and the keen,
apprehensive penetration of a lover.
"Well, under all that dust you look scared," he said.
"Scared! I was worse than that. When I first ran into the flying dirt I was
only afraid I'd lose my way--and my complexion. But when the worst of the
storm hit me--then I feared I'd lose my breath."
"Did you face that sand and ride through it all?" he queried.
"No, not all. But enough. I went through the worst of it before I reached
the cabin," she replied.
"Wasn't it great?"
"Yes--great bother and annoyance," she said, laconically.
The Call of the Canyon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
boldly, "I would forego any other pleasure, and endure
any privation, or face any danger, but there are others
who look to me for guidance and my duty calls me
away from you. You shall see me again, and at the
castle of your father, Simon de Montfort, in Leicester.
Provided," he added, "that you will welcome me there."
"I shall always welcome you, wherever I may be,
Roger de Conde," replied the girl.
"Remember that promise," he said smiling. "Some
day you may be glad to repudiate it."
"Never," she insisted, and a light that shone in her
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum:
pouted their rosy lips in evident perplexity.
But Nerle whispered to Prince Marvel:
"It's all up with us! I know very well why her royal doublets always
favors the Ki-Ki. It's because they are young and handsome, while the
Ki are old and ugly. Both of her will condemn us to death--you see if
This seemed somewhat mixed, but Nerle was in earnest, and Prince
Marvel, who had not forgotten his fairy lore, began to weave a silent
spell over the head of the nearest twin High Ki. But just as it was
completed, and before he had time to work the spell on the other twin,
the Ki-Ki grew impatient, and exclaimed:
The Enchanted Island of Yew