|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
The detective with the small package carefully rolled off the rubber
band, and unwrapped it. I held my breath as he took out, first,
the Russia leather wallet.
"These things, Mr. Blakeley, we found in the seal-skin bag Mr.
Sullivan says he left you. This wallet, Mr. Sullivan - is this the
one you found on the floor of the car?"
Sullivan opened it, and, glancing at the name inside, "Simon
Harrington," nodded affirmatively.
"And this," went on the detective - "this is a piece of gold chain?"
"It seems to be," said Sullivan, recoiling at the blood-stained end.
The Man in Lower Ten
|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 Poems by Oscar Wilde:
through the Western gate!
Away! Or it may be too late to climb their silent
See, the dawn shivers round the grey gilt-dialled
towers, and the rain
Streams down each diamonded pane and blurs
with tears the wannish day.
What snake-tressed fury fresh from Hell, with
uncouth gestures and unclean,
Stole from the poppy-drowsy queen and led you
to a student's cell?