|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
my people the Colchians who serve me, who never tired yet in
the battle, and know well how to face an invader?'
And the heroes sat silent awhile before the face of that
ancient king. But Hera the awful goddess put courage into
Jason's heart, and he rose and shouted loudly in answer, 'We
are no pirates nor lawless men. We come not to plunder and
to ravage, or carry away slaves from your land; but my uncle,
the son of Poseidon, Pelias the Minuan king, he it is who has
set me on a quest to bring home the golden fleece. And these
too, my bold comrades, they are no nameless men; for some are
the sons of Immortals, and some of heroes far renowned. And
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by Sir John Mandeville:
battle they slay him. And when they hold any siege about castle or
town that is walled and defensible, they behote to them that be
within to do all the profit and good, that it is marvel to hear;
and they grant also to them that be within all that they will ask
them. And after that they be yielden, anon they slay them all; and
cut off their ears and souse them in vinegar, and thereof they make
great service for lords. All their lust and all their imagination
is for to put all lands under their subjection. And they say that
they know well by their prophecies, that they shall be overcome by
archers and by strength of them; but they know not of what nation
ne of what law they shall be of, that shall overcome them. And
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
in the windpipe."
"Nay, sing up, friend," quoth Little John, who sat next to him,
patting him upon the shoulder. "Thou hast a fair, round, mellow voice;
let us have a touch of it."
"Nay, an ye will ha' a poor thing," said Arthur, "I will do my best.
Have ye ever heard of the wooing of Sir Keith, the stout young Cornish knight,
in good King Arthur's time?"
"Methinks I have heard somewhat of it," said Robin; "but ne'ertheless
strike up thy ditty and let us hear it, for, as I do remember me,
it is a gallant song; so out with it, good fellow."
Thereupon, clearing his throat, the Tanner, without more ado,
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood