|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
man could not entertain even as a thought. And I felt that the
hypothetical Hans was right, death alone could cut this knot, and
the reflection made me shiver.
That night I slept uneasily and dreamed. I dreamed that once
more I was in the Black Kloof in Zululand, seated in front of the
huts at the end of the kloof. Before me squatted the old wizard,
Zikali, wrapped up in his kaross--Zikali, the
"Thing-that-should-never-have-been-born," whom I had not seen for
years. Near him were the ashes of a fire, by the help of which I
knew he had been practising divination. He looked up and laughed
one of his terrible laughs.
|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 Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"Writing!" said Hannah. "Is it a book you're writing?"
"Listen to the child! A Play!"
I sat on the edge of the bed.
"Listen, Hannah," I said. "It is not what is outside of us that
matters. It is what is inside. It is what we are, not what we eat,
or look like, or wear. I have given up everything, Hannah, to my Career."
"You're young yet," said Hannah. "You used to be fond enough of the Boys."
Hannah has been with us for years, so she gets rather talkey at
times, and has to be sat upon.
"I care nothing whatever for the Other Sex," I replied hautily.