|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
"Between the islands there was a boat," pronounced the man very
The serang, his hands behind his back, his feet slightly apart,
stood very straight and stiff by the side of the compass stand.
His face, now hardly visible, was as inexpressive as the door of
"Now, listen to me," insisted the helmsman in a gentle tone.
The man in authority did not budge a hair's breadth. The
seacannie bent down a little from the height of the wheel
"I saw a boat," he murmured with something of the tender
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah?
KI1 18:8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah
KI1 18:9 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver
thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?
KI1 18:10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom,
whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is
not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found
KI1 18:11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is
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|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Myths and Myth-Makers by John Fiske:
complication to his enigmatic solar-celestial character by
appearing as a wind-god."--Tylor, op. cit. Vol. II. p. 242.
The North Wind, representing the mischievous Hermes, once blew
away a poor woman's meal. So her boy went to the North Wind
and demanded his rights for the meal his mother had lost. "I
have n't got your meal," said the Wind, "but here's a
tablecloth which will cover itself with an excellent dinner
whenever you tell it to." So the lad took the cloth and
started for home. At nightfall he stopped at an inn, spread
his cloth on the table, and ordered it to cover itself with
good things, and so it did. But the landlord, who thought it
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