|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
It was somewhat later, when the peace of good tobacco had relaxed
him into a sort of benignant drowsiness, and when Dick had started
for his late afternoon calls, that Lucy came into the room.
"Elizabeth Wheeler's downstairs," she said. "I told her you wanted
to see her. She's brought some chicken jelly, too."
She gathered up the tissue paper that surrounded him, and gave the
room a critical survey. She often felt that the nurse was not as
tidy as she might be. Then she went over to him and put a hand on
"I don't want to worry you, David. Not now. But if he's going to
marry her - "
The Breaking Point
|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 Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
I was just a bit dizzy. Curious faces through the car were turned
toward us, and I could hear the porter behind me breathing audibly.
A stout woman in negligee came down the aisle and querulously
confronted the porter. She wore a pink dressing-jacket and carried
portions of her clothing.
"Porter," she began, in the voice of the lady who had "dangled,"
"is there a rule of this company that will allow a woman to occupy
the dressing-room for one hour and curl her hair with an alcohol
lamp while respectable people haven't a place where they can hook
their - "
She stopped suddenly and stared into lower ten. Her shining pink
The Man in Lower Ten