|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain:
talk like that. You dredge an alligator once and he's CONVINCED.
It's the last you hear of HIM. He wouldn't come back for pie.
If there's one thing that an alligator is more down on than another,
it's being dredged. Besides, they were not simply shoved
out of the way; the most of the scoopful were scooped aboard;
they emptied them into the hold; and when they had got a trip,
they took them to Orleans to the Government works.'
'Why, to make soldier-shoes out of their hides.
All the Government shoes are made of alligator hide.
It makes the best shoes in the world. They last five years,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
remark which he made to me; I feel persuaded that he will remember
"And now my plan is this: If you prefer to conduct the inquiry
privately, do so. Tell the contents of this present writing to any
one who is likely to be the right man. If he shall answer, 'I am
the man; the remark I made was so-and-so,' apply the test--to wit:
open the sack, and in it you will find a sealed envelope containing
that remark. If the remark mentioned by the candidate tallies with
it, give him the money, and ask no further questions, for he is
certainly the right man.
"But if you shall prefer a public inquiry, then publish this present
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
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The Cock and the Pearl The Frog and the Ox
The Wolf and the Lamb Androcles
The Dog and the Shadow The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts
The Lion's Share The Hart and the Hunter
The Wolf and the Crane The Serpent and the File
The Man and the Serpent The Man and the Wood
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse The Dog and the Wolf
The Fox and the Crow The Belly and the Members