|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
than that! Did you throw Miss Jessie or Miss Flora?"
He looked very much offended, and said:
"Of course not; I would not do such a thing for the best oats
that ever came into the stable; why, I am as careful of our young ladies
as the master could be, and as for the little ones it is I who teach them
to ride. When they seem frightened or a little unsteady on my back
I go as smooth and as quiet as old pussy when she is after a bird;
and when they are all right I go on again faster, you see,
just to use them to it; so don't you trouble yourself preaching to me;
I am the best friend and the best riding-master those children have.
It is not them, it is the boys; boys," said he, shaking his mane,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
shall try to forget. I have no daughter. There used to be a
half-caste woman in my house, but she is going even now. You,
Dain, or whatever your name may be, I shall take you and that
woman to the island at the mouth of the river myself. Come with
He led the way, following the bank as far as the forest. Ali
answered to his call, and, pushing their way through the dense
bush, they stepped into the canoe hidden under the overhanging
branches. Dain laid Nina in the bottom, and sat holding her head
on his knees. Almayer and Ali each took up a paddle. As they
were going to push out Ali hissed warningly. All listened.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lucile by Owen Meredith:
To make sure that the Past from the Future is shut,
It were worth the step back. Do you think we should live
With the living so lightly, and learn to survive
That wild moment in which to the grave and its gloom
We consign'd our heart's best, if the doors of the tomb
Were not lock'd with a key which Fate keeps for our sake?
If the dead could return or the corpses awake?
Not wholly. The man who gets up