|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
to prevent the assault and Emma von der Tann sprang
from her saddle and threw herself in front of Barney.
Butzow grasped the other officer's arm.
"Are you mad, Schonau?" he cried. "Would you kill the
The fellow tugged to escape the grasp of Butzow. He was
crazed with anger.
"Why not?" he bellowed. "You were a fool not to have
done it yourself. Maenck will do it and get a baronetcy. It
will mean a captaincy for me at least. Let me at him--no
man can strike Karl Schonau and live."
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
The flaming chariot of the world's great eye:
The watery clouds that in the air up-roll'd
With sundry kinds of painted colours fly;
And fair Aurora, lifting up her head,
Still blushing, rise from old Tithonus' bed.
The hills and mountains raised from the plains,
The plains extended level with the ground
The grounds divided into sundry veins,
The veins inclos'd with rivers running round;
These rivers making way through nature's chains,
With headlong course, into the sea profound;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:
probably not more than seventeen or eighteen, very handsome,
and looking as if she came from the country. I should be wrong
in saying that she found her level in going to this particular
quarter, or associating with these people, for from what I was
told, I should think the worst den in London far too good for
her. The person from whom I got my information, as you may
suppose, no great Puritan, shuddered and grew sick in telling
me of the nameless infamies which were laid to her charge.
After living there for a year, or perhaps a little more, she
disappeared as suddenly as she came, and they saw nothing of
her till about the time of the Paul Street case. At first she
The Great God Pan