|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
autumn. That Moorlock Bridge is on my back
all the time. I never had so much trouble
with a job before." Alexander moved about
restlessly and fell to poking the fire.
"Haven't I seen in the papers that there
is some trouble about a tidewater bridge of
yours in New Jersey?"
"Oh, that doesn't amount to anything.
It's held up by a steel strike. A bother,
of course, but the sort of thing one is always
having to put up with. But the Moorlock
|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 A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:
register, or something? What place has Monsieur Lecomte engaged?--
count of what, I'd like to know."
"Monsieur le comte," said Pierrotin, visibly troubled, "I am afraid
you will be uncomfortable."
"Why didn't you keep better count of us?" said Mistigris. "'Short
counts make good ends.'"
"Mistigris, behave yourself," said his master.
Monsieur de Serizy was evidently taken by all the persons in the coach
for a bourgeois of the name of Lecomte.
"Don't disturb any one," he said to Pierrotin. "I will sit with you in