|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
fall ye down before him adoring.' And the angels adored all of them,
save Iblis, who was too big with pride, and was of the misbelievers.
Said He, 'O Iblis! what prevents thee from adoring what I have
created with my two hands? art thou too big with pride? or art thou
amongst the exalted?' Said he, 'I am better than he, Thou hast created
me from fire, and him Thou hast created from clay.' Said He, 'Then
go forth therefrom, for, verily, thou art pelted, and, verily, upon
thee is my curse unto the day of judgment.'
Said he, 'My Lord! then respite me until the day when they are
raised.' Said He, 'Then thou art amongst the respited until the day of
the stated time.' Said he, 'Then, by Thy might! I will surely seduce
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
in my house now. You'll soon be yourself again."
She smiled wanly, put her delicate hand on his and
pressed it gratefully.
"I understand. You thank me--you say that I am
good to you. But I'm not. This is my life. I heal
the sick because I must. I love this battle royal with
Death. He beats me sometimes--but I never quit. I'm
always tramping on his trail, and I've won this fight!"
The calm brown eyes held her in a spell and she
"Sleep now," he said soothingly. "Sleep day and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane:
the back of the neck.
"There," he said, moving off and surveying
his deed, "yeh look like th' devil, but I bet yeh
The youth contemplated his friend with grate-
ful eyes. Upon his aching and swelling head the
cold cloth was like a tender woman's hand.
"Yeh don't holler ner say nothin'," remarked
his friend approvingly. "I know I'm a black-
smith at takin' keer 'a sick folks, an' yeh never
squeaked. Yer a good un, Henry. Most 'a men
The Red Badge of Courage