|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
She looked around the circle suspiciously, and every one of us
looked as guilty as if he had been caught with the mumps
concealed around him somewhere.
"I didn't have real mumps," Mr. Dick explained. "It was only--
"You SAID it was mumps, and even now you hate pickles!"
Mr. Pierce had edged over to Miss Summers and patted her
"Be a good sport, Julia," he whispered.
She threw off his hand.
"I'm being an idiot!" she said angrily. "Dick's an ass, and he's
|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 Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
please be good enough to tell me how to reach the Old
Forest and the ancient castle of the Prince von der Tann."
For a moment the two men whispered together, then the
spokesman turned to Barney.
"We will lead you upon the right road. Come," and the
two turned their horses, one of them starting slowly back up
the trail while the other remained waiting for Barney to
The American, suspecting nothing, voiced his thanks, and
set out after him who had gone before. As be passed the
fellow who waited the latter moved in behind him, so that
The Mad King