|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
would rather look upon the dead face of their princess than
see her wed to any than her own choice, and that personally
he would prefer being engulfed in the ashes of a lost and
burning Helium to joining the metal of his house with that
of Than Kosis. His reply was the deadliest affront he could
have put upon Than Kosis and the Zodangans, but his people
love him the more for it and his strength in Helium is
greater today than ever.
"I have been here three days," continued Kantos Kan,
"but I have not yet found where Dejah Thoris is imprisoned.
Today I join the Zodangan navy as an air scout and I hope
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
This was because, as she came by with her companions, while they all turned
away, she looked at him with her soft, dark eyes. She was a young girl, whose
delicate beauty bloomed fresh and sweet as that of a wild rose. Her costume,
fringed, beaded, and exquisitely wrought with fanciful design, betrayed her
rank, she was Wingenund's daughter. The hunter had seen her when she was a
child, and he recognized her now. He knew that the beauty of Aola, of
Whispering Winds Among the Leaves, had been sung from the Ohio to the Great
Often she passed him that afternoon. At sunset, as the braves untied him and
led him away, he once more caught the full, intense gaze of her lovely eyes.
That night as he lay securely bound in the corner of a lodge, and the long
The Spirit of the Border