|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
of Zodangan battleships rose from the camps of the besiegers
without the city, and advanced to meet us.
The banners of Helium had been strung from stem to
stern of each of our mighty craft, but the Zodangans did
not need this sign to realize that we were enemies, for our
green Martian warriors had opened fire upon them almost
as they left the ground. With their uncanny marksmanship
they raked the on-coming fleet with volley after volley.
The twin cities of Helium, perceiving that we were friends,
sent out hundreds of vessels to aid us, and then began the
first real air battle I had ever witnessed.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
to cover her own reluctance to part with her faithful attendant
under an attempt at playfulness; "and against we meet again,
reform me, Janet, that precise ruff of thine for an open rabatine
of lace and cut work, that will let men see thou hast a fair
neck; and that kirtle of Philippine chency, with that bugle lace
which befits only a chambermaid, into three-piled velvet and
cloth of gold--thou wilt find plenty of stuffs in my chamber, and
I freely bestow them on you. Thou must be brave, Janet; for
though thou art now but the attendant of a distressed and errant
lady, who is both nameless and fameless, yet, when we meet again,
thou must be dressed as becomes the gentlewoman nearest in love
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
Philip, I would have -' She nipped off one of the Virginia stocks
and held it up between finger and thumb. 'But for all that' - she
began to strip the leaves one by one - 'they say - and I am
persuaded - that Philip loved her.' She tossed her head sideways.
'I don't quite understand,' said Una.
'The high heavens forbid that you should, wench!' She swept
the flowers from her lap and stood up in the rush of shadows that
the wind chased through the wood.
'I should like to know about the shoes,' said Dan.
'So ye shall, Burleigh. So ye shall, if ye watch me. 'Twill be as
good as a play.'