|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum:
"Very well; go if you wish. But I shall hope to see you return to us
The prince paid no heed to this peculiar speech, but left the hall and
hurried to the courtyard of the castle, where Nerle was holding the
horses in readiness for their journey.
Standing around were many rows and files of the Gray Men, and when
they reached the marble roadway they found it lined with motionless
forms of the huge giants. But no one interfered with them in any way,
although both Prince Marvel and Nerle knew that every eye followed
them as they rode forward.
Curiously enough, they had both forgotten from what direction they had
The Enchanted Island of Yew
|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 Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
you, I am very well, thank you, I am very well,"
over and over.
Annie kissed her fondly, and was aware of a sense
of comfort and of love for this poor little Effie.
Still, after being nearly two months with the child,
she was relieved when Felicia Hempstead came, the
first of September, and wished to take Effie home
with her. She had not gone to Europe, after all, but
to the mountains, and upon her return had missed
the little girl.
Effie went willingly enough, but Annie discovered