|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
disease. We deemed it wise to withhold the truth; but little good has it done
us, little good has anything done us.
Barely had I left that chamber of death, when--but too late--the following
extraordinary letter was received:
OFFICE OF THE M. of M., February 17, 1900.
MR. EBEN HALE, Money Baron:
Dear Sir,--You will pardon our intrusion, we hope, so closely upon the sad
event of day before yesterday; but what we wish to say may be of the utmost
importance to you. It is in our mind that you may attempt to escape us. There
is but one way, apparently, as you have ere this doubtless discovered. But we
wish to inform you that even this one way is barred. You may die, but you die
|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 Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
'Well, did you tell your wife not to give the cooper any
vodka?' he began in the same loud tone, quite convinced that
Nikita must feel flattered to be talking with so clever and
important a person as himself, and he was so pleased with his
jest that it did not enter his head that the remark might be
unpleasant to Nikita.
The wind again prevented Nikita's hearing his master's words.
Vasili Andreevich repeated the jest about the cooper in his
loud, clear voice.
'That's their business, Vasili Andreevich. I don't pry into
Master and Man