|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
last, passing his moist palm over the rare lanky wisps
of coarse hair on the top of his yellow head, he began
to talk slowly.
"A leadsman, you want! I suppose that's your cor-
rect mail-boat style. Haven't you enough judgment
to tell where you are by looking at the land? Why,
before I had been a twelvemonth in the trade I was up
to that trick--and I am only an engineer. I can point
to you from here where the bar is, and I could tell you
besides that you are as likely as not to stick her in the
mud in about five minutes from now; only you would
End of the Tether
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
"Yes. Sleep induced by secret arts is not death, and during
that sleep the I within might wander and inhabit other shapes,
because it is forbidden to be idle. Moreover, what seems to be
death may not be death, only another form of sleep from which the
I awakes again upon the world. But at last comes the real death,
when the I is extinguished to the world. That much I know,
because my people learned it."
"You mean, you know that men and women may live again and again
upon the world?"
"Yes, Humphrey, I do. For in the world there is only a certain
When the World Shook
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
ing that these would prove the easier to overcome. The
commander of the fleet permitted them to approach
within a hundred yards. Then he opened on them with
all the cannon that could be brought to bear, as well as
with the small arms of the sailors.
A great many of the reptiles were killed at the first
volley. They wavered for a moment, then dived; nor did
we see them again for a long time.
But finally they rose far out beyond the fleet, and
when the feluccas came about and pursued them they
left the water and flew away toward the north.