|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
sitting-room to meet him.
"Why, Allan, what is the matter with you?" he asked, noting my
I gave him the letter, for I could not speak, and with difficulty he
"Merciful God, what dreadful news!" he said when he had finished.
"Those poor people! those poor, misguided people! What can be done for
"I know one thing that can be done, father, or at any rate can be
attempted. I can try to reach them."
"Are you mad?" he asked. "How is it possible for you, one man, to get
|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 Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Had I been a woman I should have wept. At my right was a great,
slow-moving eddy that circled far beneath the cliff's overhanging side,
and to rest my tired muscles before turning back I let my boat drift
into its embrace.
I was almost prostrated by disappointment. It would mean
another half-day's loss of time to retrace my way and take the only
passage that yet remained unexplored. What hellish fate had led me
to select from three possible avenues the two that were wrong?
The Warlord of Mars