|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
battlefield, and though you might have had a crown, you
refused it and brought the true king into his own."
Leopold sat tapping his foot upon the carpet. It was all
very well if he, the king, chose to praise the American, but
there was no need for old von der Tann to slop over so.
The king did not like it. As a matter of fact, he found him-
self becoming very jealous of the man who had placed him
upon his throne.
"There is only one thing that I can harbor against you,"
continued Prince Ludwig, "and that is that in a single in-
stance you deceived me, for an hour before the coronation
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
'contains my jewels, papers, and clothes; all, in a word,
that still connects me with Cuba and my dreadful past. They
must now be smuggled out of England; or, by the opinion of my
lawyer, I am lost beyond remedy. To-morrow, on board the
Irish packet, a sure hand awaits the box: the problem still
unsolved, is to find some one to carry it as far as Holyhead,
to see it placed on board the steamer, and instantly return
to town. Will you be he? Will you leave to-morrow by the
first train, punctually obey orders, bear still in mind that
you are surrounded by Cuban spies; and without so much as a
look behind you, or a single movement to betray your
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe:
"And slight, withal, may be the things that bring
Back on the heart the weight which it would fling
Aside forever; it may be a sound,
A flower, the wind, the ocean, which shall wound,--
Striking the electric chain wherewith we're darkly bound."
CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE, CAN. 4.
The sitting-room of Legree's establishment was a large, long
room, with a wide, ample fireplace. It had once been hung with
a showy and expensive paper, which now hung mouldering, torn
and discolored, from the damp walls. The place had that peculiar
Uncle Tom's Cabin