|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson:
down in the house, and Uma followed me with her eyes, for she was
troubled, and small wonder! But troubled was no word for it with
me. I so wanted, and so feared, to make a clean breast of the
sweep that I had been.
And just then there came a sound of singing out of the sea; it
sprang up suddenly clear and near, as the boat turned the headland,
and Uma, running to the window, cried out it was "Misi" come upon
I thought it was a strange thing I should be glad to have a
missionary; but, if it was strange, it was still true.
"Uma," said I, "you stop here in this room, and don't budge a foot
|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 In the Cage by Henry James:
she put in too little; and in either case this often came round to
her afterwards, for she had an extraordinary way of keeping clues.
When she noticed she noticed; that was what it came to. There were
days and days, there were weeks sometimes, of vacancy. This arose
often from Mr. Buckton's devilish and successful subterfuges for
keeping her at the sounder whenever it looked as if anything might
arouse; the sounder, which it was equally his business to mind,
being the innermost cell of captivity, a cage within the cage,
fenced oft from the rest by a frame of ground glass. The counter-
clerk would have played into her hands; but the counter-clerk was
really reduced to idiocy by the effect of his passion for her. She