|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
left the somovar and helped him off with his waterproof; then
went into the inner room.
"He has come, your honour."
"Well, ask him in," came an angry voice.
"Go in at the door," said the soldier, and went back to the
In the next room an officer with fair moustaches and a very red
face, dressed in an Austrian jacket that closely fitted his broad
chest and shoulders, sat at a covered table, on which were the
remains of his dinner and two bottles; there was a strong smell
of tobacco and some very strong, cheap scent in the warm room. On
|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 Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
are wisest. They are the magi.
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