|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
of police to play on while his men are digging up your back
garden.' Pitman stared at him in pained amazement.
'No, I'm not insane,' Michael went on. 'I'm playful, but quite
coherent. See here, Pitman: follow me one half minute. I mean to
profit by the refreshing fact that we are really and truly
innocent; nothing but the presence of the--you know
what--connects us with the crime; once let us get rid of it, no
matter how, and there is no possible clue to trace us by. Well, I
give you my piano; we'll bring it round this very night. Tomorrow
we rip the fittings out, deposit the--our friend--inside, plump
the whole on a cart, and carry it to the chambers of a young
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
Himself all that is hers?
In this is displayed the delightful sight, not only of communion,
but of a prosperous warfare, of victory, salvation, and
redemption. For, since Christ is God and man, and is such a
Person as neither has sinned, nor dies, nor is condemned, nay,
cannot sin, die, or be condemned, and since His righteousness,
life, and salvation are invincible, eternal, and almighty,--when
I say, such a Person, by the wedding-ring of faith, takes a share
in the sins, death, and hell of His wife, nay, makes them His
own, and deals with them no otherwise than as if they were His,
and as if He Himself had sinned; and when He suffers, dies, and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
at you, if he saw you fooling round with a wounded nigger. It's lucky you
kept out of his way."
"The young ravens have meat given to them," said the stranger, lifting
himself up; "and the lions go down to the streams to drink."
"Ah--yes--" said Peter; "but that's because we can't help it!"
They were silent again for a little while. Then Peter, seeing that the
stranger showed no inclination to speak, said, "Did you hear of the spree
they had up Bulawayo way, hanging those three niggers for spies? I wasn't
there myself, but a fellow who was told me they made the niggers jump down
from the tree and hang themselves; one fellow wouldn't bally jump, till
they gave him a charge of buckshot in the back: and then he caught hold of