|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Tamasese; in the course of time a sense of this virtue and of his
general uprightness has obliterated the memory of his mistakes; and
it would have done his heart good if he could have heard his old
scribe and his old adversary join in praising him. "Yes,"
concluded Mataafa, "I wish we had Planteisa back again." A QUELQUE
CHOSE MALHEUR EST BON. So strong is the impression produced by the
defects of Cedarcrantz and Baron Senfft, that I believe Mataafa far
from singular in this opinion, and that the return of the upright
Brandeis might be even welcome to many.
I must add a last touch to the picture of Malie and the pretender's
life. About four in the morning, the visitor in his house will be
|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 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen:
and then have our whole life's history printed on it, even the most secret,
and be obliged to run about and tell it ourselves, just like this collar.
It is in the hot lands that the sun burns, sure enough! there the people
become quite a mahogany brown, ay, and in the HOTTEST lands they are burnt to
Negroes. But now it was only to the HOT lands that a learned man had come from
the cold; there he thought that he could run about just as when at home, but
he soon found out his mistake.
He, and all sensible folks, were obliged to stay within doors--the
window-shutters and doors were closed the whole day; it looked as if the whole
house slept, or there was no one at home.