|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott:
said, "the worst apartment in your chateau is considerably
superior to the old tobacco-cask in which I was fain to take up
my night's lodging when I was in the Bush, as the Virginians call
it, with the light corps. There I lay, like Diogenes himself, so
delighted with my covering from the elements, that I made a vain
attempt to have it rolled on to my next quarters; but my
commander for the time would give way to no such luxurious
provision, and I took farewell of my beloved cask with tears in
"Well, then, since you do not fear your quarters," said Lord
Woodville, "you will stay with me a week at least. Of guns,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
hastened through the door and disappeared into the forest.
When the two boats were beached upon the silvery sand it
was a strange assortment of humanity that clambered ashore.
Some twenty souls in all there were, fifteen of them rough
and villainous appearing seamen.
The others of the party were of different stamp.
One was an elderly man, with white hair and large rimmed
spectacles. His slightly stooped shoulders were draped in an
ill-fitting, though immaculate, frock coat, and a shiny silk hat
added to the incongruity of his garb in an African jungle.
The second member of the party to land was a tall young man
Tarzan of the Apes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
returned. Then his dark, slim figure made a shadow between me and the
light. He sat down before the fire and began to roll a cigarette. He did
not seem sleepy.
A daring scheme flashed into my mind. I would crawl into camp and free
Dick. Not only would I outwit the lumber thieves, but also make Dick think
well of me. What would Jim Williams say of a trick like that? The thought
of the Texan banished what little hesitation I felt. Glancing round the
bright circle, I made my plan; it was to crawl far back into the darkness,
go around to the other side of the camp, and then slip up behind Dick.
Already his head was nodding on his breast. It made me furious to see him
sitting so uncomfortably, sagging in the lasso.
The Young Forester