|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
take aim, he might have gotten me; but his pace made him wild,
so that not a shot touched me, and then we clinched and went to
the deck. This left two pistols, which two of my own men were
quick to appropriate. The Baron was no match for me in a
hand-to-hand encounter, and I soon had him pinned to the deck
and the life almost choked out of him.
A half-hour later things had quieted down, and all was much the
same as before the prisoners had revolted--only we kept a much
closer watch on von Schoenvorts. The Geier had sunk while we
were still battling upon our deck, and afterward we had drawn
away toward the north, leaving the survivors to the attention of
The Land that Time Forgot
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
"Flog me, because I could not write my exercise, and so drew a
picture of him instead."
"What! art afraid of being flogged?"
"Not a bit; besides, I'm too much accustomed to it; but I was busy,
and he was in such a desperate hurry; and, oh, sir, if you had but
seen his bald head, you would have broken it yourself!"
Now Sir Richard had, twenty years ago, in like place, and very much
in like manner, broken the head of Vindex Brimblecombe's father,
schoolmaster in his day, and therefore had a precedent to direct
him; and he answered--"Amyas, sirrah! those who cannot obey will
never be fit to rule. If thou canst not keep discipline now, thou
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
the female a certain world of sensations and experiences, from which her
male companion is for ever excluded.
So also is our human world: alike in the sports, and joys, and sorrows of
infancy; alike in the non-sexual labours of life; alike even in the
possession of that initial instinct which draws sex to sex, and which,
differing slightly in its forms of manifestation is of corresponding
intensity in both; the moment actual reproduction begins to take place, the
man and the woman enter spheres of sensation, perception, emotion, desire,
and knowledge which are not, and cannot be, absolutely identical. Between
the man who, in an instant of light-hearted enjoyment, begets the infant
(who may even beget it in a state of half-drunken unconsciousness, and may