|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
the glass screen. The enamel, too, is of the very best quality.
Nickelplated fittings, stream line body, detachable whee- er-
that is, the waste also is constructed on a most ingenious
principle: we call it the 'Want-Not' pattern."
"Ah," she said quietly. " And what's the price of this -er-
I glanced at the ticket, knitting my brows.
"Well, it's listed at 'AWK/-', but to you, madam, the price is- "
I looked at her, smiling.
"Yes?" she said, with her grey eyes on mine. Her eyebrows were
raised a little, and the soft lips had taken on the curve that
The Brother of Daphne
|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 Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw:
and I. We got Papa and Mamma and Johnny out of the way splendidly;
and then Bentley took himself off, and left us--you and me!--to take a
walk through the heather and admire the scenery of Hindhead. You
never dreamt that it was all a plan: that what made me so nice was
the way I was playing up to my destiny as the sweet girl that was to
make your boy happy. And then! and then! _[She rises to dance and
clap her hands in her glee]._
LORD SUMMERHAYS. _[shuddering]_ Stop, stop. Can no woman understand
a man's delicacy?
HYPATIA. _[revelling in the recollection]_ And then--ha, ha!--you
proposed. You! A father! For your son's girl!