|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
hastened on, forbidding the physician to accompany her further that day.
She did not go straight to her house; but to the abode of a woman
who performed the last necessary offices for the poorer dead;
where she knocked.
"My husband has just gone, poor soul," she said. "Can you come
and lay him out?"
Arabella waited a few minutes; and the two women went along,
elbowing their way through the stream of fashionable people
pouring out of Cardinal meadow, and being nearly knocked down
by the carriages.
"I must call at the sexton's about the bell, too," said Arabella.
Jude the Obscure
|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 Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
an' fireflies there never did act like they was creaters o' Gawd,
an' they's them as says ye kin hear strange things a-rushin' an'
a-talkin' in the air dawon thar ef ye stand in the right place,
atween the rock falls an' Bear's Den.'
By that noon fully three-quarters
of the men and boys of Dunwich were trooping over the roads and
meadows between the newmade Whateley ruins and Cold Spring Glen,
examining in horror the vast, monstrous prints, the maimed Bishop
cattle, the strange, noisome wreck of the farmhouse, and the bruised,
matted vegetation of the fields and roadside. Whatever had burst
loose upon the world had assuredly gone down into the great sinister
The Dunwich Horror