|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:
the Englishman the bills of exchange formally accepted.
"I believe that you will take good care of his money," said Barker. "I
am sure of it! It is already on the green table of the Bourse."
"My fortune depends----"
"On your appearing to lose it," said Barker.
"Sir!" cried Cerizet.
"Look here, my dear Monsieur Cerizet," said Barker, coolly
interrupting him, "you will do me a service by facilitating this
payment. Be so good as to write me a letter in which you tell me that
you are sending me these bills receipted on d'Estourny's account, and
that the collecting officer is to regard the holder of the letter as
|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 People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
herself upon me, sobbing softly. I had not known that Ajor
As she cut away my bonds, she told me that from the entrance to
our cave she had seen the Band-lu coming out of the forest with
me, and she had followed until they took me into the cave,
which she had seen was upon the opposite side of the cliff in
which ours was located; and then, knowing that she could do
nothing for me until after the Band-lu slept, she had hastened
to return to our cave. With difficulty she had reached it,
after having been stalked by a cave-lion and almost seized.
I trembled at the risk she had run.
The People That Time Forgot