|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Long Odds by H. Rider Haggard:
steep. Well, I came to the top of the nullah and looked all round. No
signs of the lion. Evidently I had either overlooked him further down
or he had escaped right away. It was very vexatious; but still three
lions were not a bad bag for one gun before dinner, and I was fain to be
content. Accordingly I departed back again, making my way round the
isolated pillar of boulders, beginning to feel, as I did so, that I was
pretty well done up with excitement and fatigue, and should be more so
before I had skinned those three lions. When I had got, as nearly as I
could judge, about eighteen yards past the pillar or mass of boulders, I
turned to have another look round. I have a pretty sharp eye, but I
could see nothing at all.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
forgotten. What had all this to do with him--this house and Charlotte, the
girls and Harold--what did he know about them? They were strangers to him.
Life had passed him by. Charlotte was not his wife. His wife!
...A dark porch, half hidden by a passion-vine, that drooped sorrowful,
mournful, as though it understood. Small, warm arms were round his neck.
A face, little and pale, lifted to his, and a voice breathed, "Good-bye, my
My treasure! "Good-bye, my treasure!" Which of them had spoken? Why had
they said good-bye? There had been some terrible mistake. She was his
wife, that little pale girl, and all the rest of his life had been a dream.
Then the door opened, and young Charles, standing in the light, put his
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
save a few of you, and swerved aside.
And when we took covenant from you, 'shed ye not your kinsman's
blood, nor turn your kinsmen out of their homes:' then did ye
confirm it and were witnesses thereto. Yet ye were those who slay your
kinsmen and turn a party out of their homes, and back each other up
against them with sin and enmity. But if they come to you as
captives ye ransom them!- and yet it is as unlawful for you to turn
them out. Do ye then believe in part of the Book and disbelieve in
part? But the reward of such among you as do that shall be. nought
else but disgrace in this worldly life, and on the day of the
resurrection shall they be driven to the most grievous torment, for