|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
his mind, and in the secousse of a new and intense experience they
just struck light." She positively struck light herself - she was
literally, facially luminous. I stammered something about
unconscious cerebration, and she continued: "He'll come right home
- this will bring him."
"To see Vereker, you mean?"
"To see Vereker - and to see ME. Think what he'll have to tell
I hesitated. "About India?"
"About fiddlesticks! About Vereker - about the figure in the
|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 The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
delighted himself by his treatment of the collar; and was only
recalled to the cares of life by Michael Finsbury's rattle at the
'Well, what's wrong?' said Michael, advancing to the grate,
where, knowing his friend's delight in a bright fire, Mr Pitman
had not spared the fuel. 'I suppose you have come to grief
'There is no expression strong enough,' said the artist. 'Mr
Semitopolis's statue has not turned up, and I am afraid I shall
be answerable for the money; but I think nothing of that--what I
fear, my dear Mr Finsbury, what I fear--alas that I should have