|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
"My heart would open at the sound of their voices. I can hear
them; they are coming. Yes! yes! they are coming. The law demands
that they should be present at their father's deathbed; the law
is on my side. It would only cost them the hire of a cab. I would
pay that. Write to them, tell them that I have millions to leave
to them! On my word of honor, yes. I am going to manufacture
Italian paste foods at Odessa. I understand the trade. There are
millions to be made in it. Nobody has thought of the scheme as
yet. You see, there will be no waste, no damage in transit, as
there always is with wheat and flour. Hey! hey! and starch too;
|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 Poor and Proud by Oliver Optic:
would be ashamed of her. But she did not permit such reflections
as these to influence her; and as soon as she was conscious of
the nature of her thoughts she banished them.
"I'm going to support my mother, and I have no right to be proud.
If I meet my grandfather, I should like to sell him twenty sticks
"Hallo, Katy! What are you going to do?" said a voice behind,
which she recognized as that of her friend Tommy Howard.
"I'm going to sell this candy," replied Katy.
"You're a spunky one; mother told me all about it. I should like
two sticks," said Tommy, as he offered her the money.