|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
"It can never be the same again. I've lost my dearest friend,"
"You've got me, anyhow. I'm not good for much, I know, but
I'll stand by you, Jo, all the days of my life. Upon my word I will!"
And Laurie meant what he said.
"I know you will, and I'm ever so much obliged. You are always
a great comfort to me, Teddy," returned Jo, gratefully shaking hands.
"Well, now, don't be dismal, there's a good fellow. It's all
right you see. Meg is happy, Brooke will fly round and get settled
immediately, Grandpa will attend to him, and it will be very jolly
|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 Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
brought out of that noxious abyss - have formed irrefutable evidence.
When I came upon the horror I was alone - and I have up to now
told no one about it. I could not stop the others from digging
in its direction, but chance and the shifting sand have so far
saved them from finding it. Now I must formulate some definite
statement - not only for the sake of my own mental balance, but
to warn such others as may read it seriously.
These pages -
much in whose earlier parts will be familiar to close readers
of the general and scientific press - are written in the cabin
of the ship that is bringing me home. I shall give them to my
Shadow out of Time