|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
"And now," said Loge, "if this is to be a duel indeed, Mr.
Cleggett and I will need plenty of room, I suggest that the rest
of you retire to the bulwarks and give us the deck to ourselves."
"For my part," said Cleggett, "I order it."
"And," said Wilton Barnstable, drawing his pistol, "Mr. Black
will please note that while I am standing by the bulwarks I shall
be watching indeed. Should he make an attempt to escape from the
vessel I shall riddle him with bullets."
"Come, come," said Loge, "all this conversation is a waste of
"That is my opinion also," said Cleggett.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Beast in the Jungle by Henry James:
Pharaohs were nothing to him as he thought of it. Small wonder
then that he came back to it on the morrow of his return. He was
drawn there this time as irresistibly as the other, yet with a
confidence, almost, that was doubtless the effect of the many
months that had elapsed. He had lived, in spite of himself, into
his change of feeling, and in wandering over the earth had
wandered, as might be said, from the circumference to the centre of
his desert. He had settled to his safety and accepted perforce his
extinction; figuring to himself, with some colour, in the likeness
of certain little old men he remembered to have seen, of whom, all
meagre and wizened as they might look, it was related that they had
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
other, while the real vocation of an investigator, like Faraday,
consists in the incessant marriage of both. He was at this time full
of the theory of Ampere, and it cannot be doubted that numbers of
his experiments were executed merely to test his deductions from
that theory. Starting from the discovery of Oersted, the illustrious
French philosopher had shown that all the phenomena of magnetism
then known might be reduced to the mutual attractions and repulsions
of electric currents. Magnetism had been produced from electricity,
and Faraday, who all his life long entertained a strong belief in
such reciprocal actions, now attempted to effect the evolution of
electricity from magnetism. Round a welded iron ring he placed two