|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott:
determined, though he had not left his bed for two years, to be a
personal witness of the duel. His will was still a law to his
people, who bore him on their shoulders, wrapped in plaids and
blankets, to the spot where the combat was to take place, and
seated him on a fragment of rock, which is still called the
Laird's Jock's stone. There he remained with eyes fixed on the
lists or barrier, within which the champions were about to meet.
His daughter, having done all she could for his accommodation,
stood motionless beside him, divided between anxiety for his
health, and for the event of the combat to her beloved brother.
Ere yet the fight began, the old men gazed on their chief, now
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
balcony of the room for half an hour, but the clouds
grew denser and he persisted in nodding.
His head dipped lower than usual, and she laughed.
"Poor old sleepy-head!"
"For the love o' Mike, Kiddo--me for the hay.
Won't them mountains wait till morning?"
"All right!" she answered cheerily. "I'll pull you
out at sunrise. The sunrise from our window will be
He rose and stretched his body like a young, well
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
the richest countries of Central Asia."
"But the armies of the Sultan of St. Petersburg?" said
Feofar-Khan, designating the Emperor of Russia by this
"You have nothing to fear from them," replied Ivan
Ogareff. "The invasion has been sudden; and before the
Russian army can succor them, Irkutsk or Tobolsk will have
fallen into your power. The Czar's troops have been over-
whelmed at Kolyvan, as they will be everywhere where yours
"And what advice does your devotion to the Tartar