|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and with pleasure for His name's sake wandered in deserts and
in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. I lay four
months in the coldest season of the year in a haystack in my
father's garden, and a whole February in the open fields not
far from Camragen, and this I did without the least prejudice
from the night air; one night, when lying in the fields near
to the Carrick-Miln, I was all covered with snow in the
morning. Many nights have I lain with pleasure in the
churchyard of Old Daily, and made a grave my pillow;
frequently have I resorted to the old walls about the glen,
near to Camragen, and there sweetly rested.' The visible band
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
who rode out from Torn to molest the lowly. A ragged
tunic was a surer defence against this wild horde than
a stout lance or an emblazoned shield.
So, as Norman of Torn rode down from his mighty
castle to visit Father Claude, the sunlight playing on his
clanking armor and glancing from the copper boss of
his shield, the sight of a little group of woodmen kneel-
ing uncovered by the roadside as he passed was not
so remarkable after all.
Entering the priest's study, Norman of Torn removed
his armor and lay back moodily upon a bench with his
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
navy of his Serene Highness, David I, Emperor of the
Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar."
I grinned; but Perry was quite serious about it. It had
always seemed rather more or less of a joke to me that I
should be addressed as majesty and all the rest of it.
Yet my imperial power and dignity had been a very real
thing during my brief reign.
Twenty tribes had joined the federation, and their
chiefs had sworn eternal fealty to one another and to me.
Among them were many powerful though savage na-
tions. Their chiefs we had made kings; their tribal lands