|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
"Of course you can't - with your own talent! No, no; for the rest
of my life I shall only read YOU."
"Does she know that - Miss Fancourt?"
"She will - she will." Did he mean this, our young man wondered,
as a covert intimation that the assistance he should derive from
that young lady's fortune, moderate as it was, would make the
difference of putting it in his power to cease to work ungratefully
an exhausted vein? Somehow, standing there in the ripeness of his
successful manhood, he didn't suggest that any of his veins were
exhausted. "Don't you remember the moral I offered myself to you
that night as pointing?" St. George continued. "Consider at any
|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 Extracts From Adam's Diary by Mark Twain:
justification for chancing any dangerous thing. Told her that.
The word justification moved her admiration--and envy too, I
thought. It is a good word.
She told me she was made out of a rib taken from my body. This
is at least doubtful, if not more than that. I have not missed
any rib. ... She is in much trouble about the buzzard; says
grass does not agree with it; is afraid she can't raise it; thinks
it was intended to live on decayed flesh. The buzzard must get
along the best it can with what is provided. We cannot overturn
the whole scheme to accommodate the buzzard.