|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
their dire hour they were not likely to forget it. Slightly, if
he had an opportunity, would blaze [cut a mark in] the trees, for
instance, Curly would drop seeds, and Wendy would leave her
handkerchief at some important place. The morning was needed to
search for such guidance, and he could not wait. The upper world
had called him, but would give no help.
The crocodile passed him, but not another living thing, not a
sound, not a movement; and yet he knew well that sudden death
might be at the next tree, or stalking him from behind.
He swore this terrible oath: "Hook or me this time."
Now he crawled forward like a snake, and again erect, he
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
like they were fired up."
"How much will you sell a couple for?" inquired the enthusiast.
The Virginian looked at him with friendly surprise. "Why, help
yourself! We're all together yet awhile. Help yourselves," he
repeated, to Trampas and his followers. These hung back a moment,
then, with a slinking motion, set the cheese upon the earth and
came forward nearer the fire to receive some supper.
"It won't scarcely be Delmonico style," said the Virginian to the
passengers, "nor yet Saynt Augustine." He meant the great
Augustin, the traditional chef of Philadelphia, whose history I
had sketched for him at Colonel Cyrus Jones's eating palace.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson:
peat; or rather - to be quite just to them - it was not so much to
be called drunkenness at all, as the effect of youth and high
spirits - a fine night, and the night young, a good road under
foot, and the world before you!
I had left them once somewhat unceremoniously; I could not attempt
it a second time; and, burthened as I was with Mr. Rowley, I was
really glad of assistance. But I saw the lamps of Edinburgh draw
near on their hill-top with a good deal of uneasiness, which
increased, after we had entered the lighted streets, to positive
alarm. All the passers-by were addressed, some of them by name. A
worthy man was stopped by Forbes. 'Sir,' said he, 'in the name of