|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
"Please keep quiet and do as you're told," said Stewart, bluntly.
At this juncture, when the last of the baggage was being hauled
up the cliff, Monty approached Madeline and removed his sombrero.
His black face seemed the same, yet this was a vastly changed
"Miss Hammond, I'm givin' notice I resign my job," he said.
"Monty! What do you mean? What does Nels mean now, when danger
"We jest quit. Thet's all," replied Monty, tersely. He was stern
and somber; he could not stand still; his eyes roved everywhere.
Castleton jumped up from the log where he had been sitting, and
The Light of Western Stars
|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 Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
at Casita, and it was Belding's opinion that to try to recover his
property would be rather risky; on the moment Richard Gale was
probably not popular with the Mexicans at Casita. So Dick bade
good-by to fine suits of clothes and linen with a feeling that,
as he had said farewell to an idle and useless past, it was just
as well not to have any old luxuries as reminders. As he possessed,
however, not a thing save the clothes on his back, and not even
a handkerchief, he expressed regret that he had come to Forlorn
River a beggar.
"Beggar hell!" exploded Belding, with his eyes snapping in the
lamplight. "Money's the last thing we think of out here. All