|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Talisman by Walter Scott:
priest, withdraw, if you would not hear orders which would
displease you; for, by St. George, I swear--"
"Swear NOT!" said the voice of one who had just then entered the
"Ha! my learned Hakim," said the King, "come, I hope, to tax our
"I come to request instant speech with you--instant--and touching
matters of deep interest."
"First look on my wife, Hakim, and let her know in you the
preserver of her husband."
"It is not for me," said the physician, folding his arms with an
|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 Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Why not?" asked Files.
"Because my broken jaw will heal in about an
hour, and then I shall be able to eat you. My wing
will heal in a day and my leg will heal in a week,
when I shall be as well as ever. Having shot me,
and so caused me all this annoyance, it is only
fair and just that you remain here and allow me to
eat you as soon as I can open my jaws."
"I beg to differ with you," returned the soldier
firmly. "I have made an engagement with Queen
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