|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
though," said Thuvia.
"What is the hour?" I asked.
"It was midnight when you released me from my chains,"
said Thuvia. "Two hours later we reached the storeroom.
There you slept for fourteen hours. It must now be nearly
sundown again. Come, we will go to some nearby window in
the cliff and make sure."
So saying, she led the way through winding corridors
until at a sudden turn we came upon an opening which
overlooked the Valley Dor.
At our right the sun was setting, a huge red orb, below the
The Gods of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:
to a spot by the roadside some quarter of a mile below the inn.
Here Wildeve waited, slightly sheltered from the driving
rain by a high bank that had been cast up at this place.
Along the surface of the road where lit by the lamps
the loosened gravel and small stones scudded and clicked
together before the wind, which, leaving them in heaps,
plunged into the heath and boomed across the bushes
into darkness. Only one sound rose above this din
of weather, and that was the roaring of a ten-hatch weir
to the southward, from a river in the meads which formed
the boundary of the heath in this direction.
Return of the Native
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
more wicked to continue the work and bring still other
unfortunate creatures into the world to be the butt
and plaything of cruel fate."
"He intends to do that?" asked the youth.
"Unless he is stopped," replied von Horn.
"He must be stopped," cried the other. "Even if
it were necessary to kill him."
Von Horn was quite satisfied with the turn events had taken.
He shrugged his shoulders and turned on his heel toward
the outer campong.
"If he had wronged me as he has you, and those others,"
The Monster Men