|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"No," said Bessie, "I don't."
"You are too tall to stand up, Lord Lambeth," Mrs. Westgate observed.
"You are only tolerable when you sit down. Be so good as to get a chair."
He found a chair and placed it sidewise, close to the two ladies.
"If I hadn't met Woodley I should never have found you," he went on.
"Should I, Woodley?"
"Well, I guess not," said the young American.
"Not even with my letter?" asked Mrs. Westgate.
"Ah, well, I haven't got your letter yet; I suppose I shall get it
this evening. I was awfully kind of you to write."
"So I said to Bessie," observed Mrs. Westgate.
|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 Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
weight in gold. What is more, I told her where she might hide from
the priests till the hunt is done with. What I did not like to
tell her is that her lover is the greatest villain who ever trod
the streets of Seville. What was the good? She will see little
more of him. Hist! here comes the duchess--an astrological case
this. Where are the horoscope and the wand, yes, and the crystal
ball? There, shade the lamps, give me the book, and vanish.'
I obeyed, and presently met the great lady, a stout woman attended
by a duenna, gliding fearfully through the darkened archways to
learn the answer of the stars and pay many good pesos for it, and
the sight of her made me laugh so much that I forgot quickly about