|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
D'Artagnan still hesitated, and hung down his head. "Come,
monsieur," said the king, "one would believe, to look at
you, that you did not know that at the court of the most
Christian king, the captain-general of the musketeers takes
precedence of the marechals of France."
"Sire, I know he does.
"Then, am I to think you do put no faith in my word?"
"Oh! sire, never -- never dream of such a thing."
"I have wished to prove to you, that you, so good a servant,
had lost a good master; am I anything like the master that
will suit you?"
Ten Years Later
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
afraid lest he should kill him as another was killed, he whose
spook haunts the wood through which those silly people feared to
pass last night."
"Who was killed and who killed him?" I asked.
"Baas, I don't know," replied Footsack, collapsing into sullen
silence in a way that Kaffirs have when suddenly they realize
that they have said too much. Nor did I press the matter
further, having learned enough.
What had I learned? This: that Messrs. Marnham & Rodd were
illicit diamond buyers, I.D.B.'s as they are called, who had
cunningly situated themselves at a great distance from the scene
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
"Exactly," the Kid affirmed. "If the upper jam breaks first, we
haven't a chance. Nothing will stand before it."
The Minook men turned away in silence, but soon "Rumsky Ho"
floated upon the quiet air, followed by "The Orange and the
Black." Room was made in the circle for Montana Kid and the
policeman, and they quickly caught the ringing rhythm of the
choruses as they drifted on from song to song.
"Oh, Donald, will ye no lend a hand?" Davy sobbed at the foot of
the tree into which his comrade had climbed. "Oh, Donald, man,
will ye no lend a hand?" he sobbed again, his hands bleeding from
vain attempts to scale the slippery trunk.