|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:
of suspicion could arise. And, dash it all! a ship must meet her
end some day. . .
"I am not frightened. I am indignant," says George Dunbar.
"Cloete boiling with rage inside. Chance of a lifetime - his
chance! And he says kindly: Your wife'll be much more indignant
when you ask her to get out of that pretty house of yours and pile
in into a two-pair back - with kids perhaps, too. . .
"George had no children. Married a couple of years; looked forward
to a kid or two very much. Feels more upset than ever. Talks
about an honest man for father, and so on. Cloete grins: You be
quick before they come, and they'll have a rich man for father, and
Within the Tides
|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 Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
to find my dishpan."
"Poof!" grunted the Frogman scornfully. "I am greater than any
wizard. Depend on ME. If your dishpan is anywhere in the world, I am
sure to find it."
"If you do not, my heart will be broken," declared the Cookie Cook in
a sorrowful voice.
For a while the Frogman walked on in silence. Then he asked, "Why do
you attach so much importance to a dishpan?"
"It is the greatest treasure I possess," replied the woman. "It
belonged to my mother and to all my grandmothers since the beginning
of time. It is, I believe, the very oldest thing in all the Yip
The Lost Princess of Oz