|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:
The priest heard Lorison catch his breath painfully,
and a faint smile flickered across his own clean-cut
"Well, then, Mistress Geehan," said he, "I'll just
step upstairs and see the bit boy for a minute, and I'll
take this Gentleman up with me."
"He's awake, thin," said the woman. 'I've just
come down from sitting wid him the last hour, tilling him
fine shtories of ould County Tyrone. 'Tis a greedy gos-
soon, it is, yer riverence, for me shtories."
"Small the doubt," said Father Rogan. "There's no
|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 At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
their clutches, and you may imagine my surprise when on
seeing a canoe dragged up upon the beach of the mainland
I discovered your own footprints in the sand beside it.
"I immediately set out in search of you, knowing as I did
that you must be entirely unarmed and defenseless against
the many dangers which lurk upon the mainland both in the
form of savage beasts and reptiles, and men as well.
I had no difficulty in tracking you to this point.
It is well that I arrived when I did."
"But why did you do it?" I asked, puzzled at this show
of friendship on the part of a man of another world
At the Earth's Core