|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard:
in the blanket on her back. Oh, the sun still shines behind the cloud,
Macumazahn, so let us make the best of the cloud, since we know that it
will break out presently."
"Yes, Umbezi; but other things besides the sun break out from clouds
sometimes--lightning, for instance; lightning which kills."
"You speak ill-omened words, Macumazahn; words that take away my
appetite, which is generally excellent at this hour. Well, if Mameena
is bad it is not my fault, for I brought her up to be good. After all,"
he added with an outburst of petulance, "why do you scold me when it is
your fault? If you had run away with the girl when you might have done
so, there would have been none of this trouble."
Child of Storm
|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:
heard, filled him with wonderment, but even this unaccustomed
sound could not startle his healthy nerves into even a
semblance of panic.
The conduct of the white strangers it was that caused him
the greatest perturbation. He puckered his brows into a
frown of deep thought. It was well, thought he, that he had
not given way to his first impulse to rush forward and greet
these white men as brothers.
They were evidently no different from the black men--no
more civilized than the apes--no less cruel than Sabor.
For a moment the others stood looking at the little, mean-
Tarzan of the Apes