|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
of encouragement. No Excellency he--this Mr. Den-
ham--this governor with his jacket off; a man who
tended night and day, so to speak, the growing pros-
perity of the settlement with the self-forgetful devotion
of a nurse for a child she loves; a lone bachelor who
lived as in a camp with the few servants and his three
dogs in what was called then the Government Bungalow:
a low-roofed structure on the half-cleared slope of a
hill, with a new flagstaff in front and a police orderly
on the veranda. He remembered toiling up that hill
under a heavy sun for his audience; the unfurnished
End of the Tether
|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 Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
should also be laid out an offering of arrows for this Munan-
go-Keewati, and this was done from then on.
If you ever chance to pass that far off African village you
will still see before a tiny thatched hut, built just without the
village, a little iron pot in which is a quantity of food, and
beside it a quiver of well-daubed arrows.
When Tarzan came in sight of the beach where stood his
cabin, a strange and unusual spectacle met his vision.
On the placid waters of the landlocked harbor floated a
great ship, and on the beach a small boat was drawn up.
But, most wonderful of all, a number of white men like
Tarzan of the Apes