|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
stream that was traveling toward the lake, but finally,
at the bottom of a little gully he halted, and there we
remained until all had passed and we were alone. Then,
still in our disguises, we set off directly away from Phutra.
The heat of the vertical rays of the sun was fast
making our horrible prisons unbearable, so that after
passing a low divide, and entering a sheltering forest,
we finally discarded the Mahar skins that had brought
us thus far in safety.
I shall not weary you with the details of that bitter
and galling flight. How we traveled at a dogged run until
At the Earth's Core
|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 Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
murmur of voices which continued to draw near, amid which she seemed to
hear her own name pronounced.
All at once she uttered a loud cry of joy, and darted toward the door; she had recognized the voice of D'Artagnan.
"D'Artagnan! D'Artagnan!" cried she, "is it you? This way! this
"Constance? Constance?" replied the young man, "where are you? where
are you? My God!"
At the same moment the door of the cell yielded to a shock, rather than
opened; several men rushed into the chamber. Mme. Bonacieux had sunk
into an armchair, without the power of moving.
D'Artagnan threw down a yet-smoking pistol which he held in his hand,
The Three Musketeers