|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
gently that this was a charge, a criticism, which was often made.
Some people always ask: What could he see in her? Others wonder
what she could have seen in him? Expressions of unsuitability.
She said with all the emphasis of her quietly folded arms:
"I know perfectly well what Flora has seen in my brother."
I bowed my head to the gust but pursued my point.
"And then the marriage in most cases turns out no worse than the
average, to say the least of it."
Mrs. Fyne was disappointed by the optimistic turn of my sagacity.
She rested her eyes on my face as though in doubt whether I had
enough femininity in my composition to understand the case.
|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 Koran:
believers, and say, 'Verily, I am an obvious warner.'
As we sent down (punishment) on the separatists who dismember the
But, by thy Lord! we will question them, one and all, about what
they have done.
Therefore, publish what thou art bidden, and turn aside from the
Verily, we are enough for thee against the scoffers.
Who place with God other gods; but they at length shall know! And we
knew that thy breast was straitened at what they say.
Then celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be thou of those who