|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
"I am sorry she is unhappy; but which of the other ladies is ill?"
"The mother is very busy."
"And the daughter is ill?"
The young woman looked at him an instant, smiling again,
and the light in her little blue eyes indicated confusion,
but not perversity.
"No, the mamma is ill," she exclaimed, "and the daughter is very busy.
They are preparing to leave Baden."
"To leave Baden? When do they go?"
"I don't quite know, lieber Herr; but very soon."
With this information Bernard turned away. He was rather surprised,
|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 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, etc. by Oscar Wilde:
anything I was taught at Cambridge. I should tell you that Cyril's
father and mother were both dead. They had been drowned in a
horrible yachting accident off the Isle of Wight. His father had
been in the diplomatic service, and had married a daughter, the
only daughter, in fact, of old Lord Crediton, who became Cyril's
guardian after the death of his parents. I don't think that Lord
Crediton cared very much for Cyril. He had never really forgiven
his daughter for marrying a man who had not a title. He was an
extraordinary old aristocrat, who swore like a costermonger, and
had the manners of a farmer. I remember seeing him once on Speech-
day. He growled at me, gave me a sovereign, and told me not to