|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
lighter duties of life, though when we take the field our leather
is the plainest I ever have seen worn by fighting men of Barsoom.
We pride ourselves, too, upon our physical beauty, and especially
upon the beauty of our women. May I dare to say, Tara of Helium,
that I am hoping for the day when you will visit Gathol that my
people may see one who is really beautiful?"
"The women of Helium are taught to frown with displeasure upon
the tongue of the flatterer," rejoined the girl, but Gahan, Jed
of Gathol, observed that she smiled as she said it.
A bugle sounded, clear and sweet, above the laughter and the
talk. "The Dance of Barsoom!" exclaimed the young warrior. "I
The Chessmen of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
of greenish blue,--a pretty girl certainly, always trailing a
group of men behind her. Her love affairs were the talk of all
"I hope that Hooven girl won't go to the bad," Presley said to
"Oh, she's all right," the other answered. "There's nothing
vicious about Minna, and I guess she'll marry that foreman on the
ditch gang, right enough."
"Well, as a matter of course, she's a good girl," Presley
hastened to reply, "only she's too pretty for a poor girl, and
too sure of her prettiness besides. That's the kind," he
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson:
So far Otto read, with waxing indignation; and here his fury
overflowed. He tossed the roll upon the table and stood up. 'This
man,' he said, 'is a devil. A filthy imagination, an ear greedy of
evil, a ponderous malignity of thought and language: I grow like him
by the reading! Chancellor, where is this fellow lodged?'
'He was committed to the Flag Tower,' replied Greisengesang, 'in the
'Lead me to him,' said the Prince; and then, a thought striking him,
'Was it for that,' he asked, 'that I found so many sentries in the
'Your Highness, I am unaware,' answered Greisengesang, true to his