|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:
last undone what I came hither only to do."
CHAPTER XXXII - THEY ENTER THE PYRAMID.
PEKUAH descended to the tents, and the rest entered the Pyramid.
They passed through the galleries, surveyed the vaults of marble,
and examined the chest in which the body of the founder is supposed
to have been deposited. They then sat down in one of the most
spacious chambers to rest awhile before they attempted to return.
"We have now," said Imlac, "gratified our minds with an exact view
of the greatest work of man, except the wall of China.
"Of the wall it is very easy to assign the motive. It secured a
wealthy and timorous nation from the incursions of barbarians,
|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 One Basket by Edna Ferber:
seen men like that since he had left the farm. The sight of them
sent a great pang of homesickness through him. His hand reached
out and he ran an accustomed finger over the potatoes in a barrel
on the walk. His fingers lingered and gripped them, and passed
over them lovingly.
At the contact something within him that had been tight and
hungry seemed to relax, satisfied. It was his nerves, feeding on
those familiar things for which they had been starving.
He walked up one side and down the other. Crates of lettuce,
bins of onions, barrels of apples. Such vegetables! The
radishes were scarlet globes. Each carrot was a spear of pure