|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
"Humph! I'll have to speak to Sam. As for knowing Girty, there is nothing
terrible in that. All the women seem to think that Simon is the very prince of
devils. I have known all the Girtys for years. Simon was not a bad fellow
before he went over to the Indians. It is his brother James who has committed
most of those deeds which have made the name of Girty so infamous."
"I don't like Miller," continued Mrs. Zane in a hesitating way. "I must admit
that I have no sensible reason for my dislike. He is pleasant and agreeable,
yes, but behind it there is a certain intensity. That man has something on his
"If he is in love with Betty, as you seem to think, he has enough on his mind.
I'll vouch for that," said Col. Zane. "Betty is inclined to be a coquette. If
|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 Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
damned needle away from me!"
V. The Horror From the Shadows
June 1922 in Home Brew Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 45-50.
Many men have
related hideous things, not mentioned in print, which happened
on the battlefields of the Great War. Some of these things have
made me faint, others have convulsed me with devastating nausea,
while still others have made me tremble and look behind me in
the dark; yet despite the worst of them I believe I can myself
relate the most hideous thing of all -- the shocking, the unnatural,
Herbert West: Reanimator