|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
raised one hand to her cheek--it might have been in caress,
but it wasn't. It was to smother the cry of alarm he antici-
pated would follow the discovery that he was not "Stefan."
He bent his lips close to her ear.
"Do not make an outcry," he whispered in very poor
Serbian. "I am not Stefan; but I am a friend."
The exclamation of surprise or fright that he had expected
was not forthcoming. The girl lowered her arms from about
"Who are you?" she asked in a low whisper.
"I am an American war correspondent," replied Barney,
The Mad King
|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 Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
that he had kept Glossie and Flossie beyond daybreak, in opposition to
"Yet it could not have been very long after daybreak," said Claus.
"It was one minute after," answered Will Knook, "and that is as bad as
one hour. I shall set the stinging gnats on Glossie and Flossie, and
they will thus suffer terribly for their disobedience."
"Don't do that!" begged Claus. "It was my fault."
But Will Knook would listen to no excuses, and went away grumbling and
growling in his ill-natured way.
For this reason Claus entered the Forest to consult Necile about
rescuing the good deer from punishment. To his delight he found his
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus