|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"Ay," said he, "that's grand for you. But where do I come in! I have
my word to redeem the same's yoursel'. And what are ye asking me to
do, but just to sell it ye for siller?"
"Andie! have I named the name of siller?" cried I.
"Ou, the name's naething", said he; "the thing is there, whatever. It
just comes to this; if I am to service ye the way that you propose,
I'll lose my lifelihood. Then it's clear ye'll have to make it up to
me, and a pickle mair, for your ain credit like. And what's that but
just a bribe? And if even I was certain of the bribe! But by a' that
I can learn, it's far frae that; and if YOU were to hang, where would I
|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 Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
That the Christmas time is near.
Ho, it's just as plain as can be that old Santa's on his way,
For there are no little children that are really bad to-day.
And when evening shadows lengthen,
Every little curly head
Now is ready, aye, and willing
To be tucked away in bed;
Not one begs to stay up longer,
Not one even sheds a tear;
Ho, the goodness of the children
Is a sign that Santa's near.