|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
As it was, they owed a week's room-rent. Mister, I can't afford----"
"Well, do you know where they went? Did you hear what address
they had their trunk expressed to?"
"Ah, yes, their trunk," vociferated the woman, clapping her hands
to her hips, her face purpling. "Their trunk, ah, sure. I got
their trunk, and what are you going to do about it? I'm holding
it till I get my money. What have you got to say about it?
Let's hear it."
Presley turned away with a gesture of discouragement, his heart
sinking. On the street corner he stood for a long time, frowning
in trouble and perplexity. His suspicions had been only too well
|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 Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
am a Southern man, every inch on me to the back-
bone." "Good!" said an insignificant-looking
individual of the slave-dealer stamp. "Three cheers
for John C. Calhoun and the whole fair sunny
South!" added the trader. So off went their hats,
and out burst a terrific roar of irregular but con-
tinued cheering. My master took no more notice
of the dealer. He merely said to the captain that
the air on deck was too keen for him, and he would
therefore return to the cabin.
While the trader was in the zenith of his elo-
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom