|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
flumen intermittit, mons continet magna altitudine, ita ut radices eius
montis ex utraque parte ripae fluminis contingant, hunc murus circumdatus
arcem efficit et cum oppido coniungit. Huc Caesar magnis nocturnis
diurnisque itineribus contendit occupatoque oppido ibi praesidium
Dum paucos dies ad Vesontionem rei frumentariae commeatusque causa
moratur, ex percontatione nostrorum vocibusque Gallorum ac mercatorum, qui
ingenti magnitudine corporum Germanos, incredibili virtute atque
exercitatione in armis esse praedicabant (saepe numero sese cum his
congressos ne vultum quidem atque aciem oculorum dicebant ferre potuisse),
tantus subito timor omnem exercitum occupavit ut non mediocriter omnium
|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 Falk by Joseph Conrad:
person of the family.
"Why does she weep?" I asked.
"From pity," cried Hermann.
It was impossible to make out women. Mrs. Her-
mann was the only one he pretended to understand.
She was very, very upset and doubtful.
"Doubtful about what?" I asked.
He averted his eyes and did not answer this. It
was impossible to make them out. For instance,
his niece was weeping for Falk. Now he (Her-
mann) would like to wring his neck--but then . . .