|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan:
'If he were stable,' I mused; 'if he had a fixed ambition somewhere
in the firmament. But his purpose is a will-o'-the-wisp.'
'I think he has an ambition,' said Miss Harris, into the dark.
'Ah! Then we must continue,' I said--'continue to push from
Dora did not reply. She is a person of energy and determination,
and might have been expected to offer to cooperate gladly. But she
'He is painting a large picture for next season's exhibition,' she
informed me. 'I was not allowed to see it or to know anything about
it, but he declares it will bring Simla down.'
|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 Falk by Joseph Conrad:
eater of men--a common cannibal. As to the scene
he had made (which I judged quite unnecessary)
he was not going to inconvenience and restrain
himself for a fellow that went about courting and
upsetting girls' heads, while he knew all the time
that no decent housewifely girl could think of mar-
rying him. At least he (Hermann) could not con-
ceive how any girl could. Fancy Lena! . . . No,
it was impossible. The thoughts that would come
into their heads every time they sat down to a meal.