|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
a moment more and she would be too close to use the
weapon upon the pirates.
Virginia was quick to perceive the necessity for haste,
while the pirates at the same instant realized the
menace of the new danger which confronted them. A
score of muskets belched forth their missiles at the
fearless girl behind the scant shield of the machine
gun. Leaden pellets rained heavily upon her
protection, or whizzed threateningly about her head--
and then she got the gun into action.
At the rate of fifty a minute, a stream of projectiles
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|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 Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
He swept off his hat, and the candlelight glinted on the steel
buckle in front of it. Madame found herself silently regarded by
a pair of large, dark eyes set in a lean, brown face, eyes that
were most singularly intent and searching.
She leaned forward, incredulity swept across her countenance. Then
her eyes kindled, and the colour came creeping back into her pale
cheeks. She rose suddenly. She was trembling.
"Andre-Louis!" she exclaimed.
That gift of laughter of his seemed utterly extinguished. For once