|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
and Aylesbury to look up property and notify any who might be
heirs of the late Wilbur Whateley. They found the countryside
in great agitation, both because of the growing rumblings beneath
the domed hills, and because of the unwonted stench and the surging,
lapping sounds which came increasingly from the great empty shell
formed by Whateley's boarded-up farmhouse. Earl Sawyer, who tended
the horse and cattle during Wilbur's absence, had developed a
woefully acute case of nerves. The officials devised excuses not
to enter the noisome boarded place; and were glad to confine their
survey of the deceased's living quarters, the newly mended sheds,
to a single visit. They filed a ponderous report at the courthouse
The Dunwich Horror
|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 Animal Farm by George Orwell:
van to stop. "Comrades, comrades!" they shouted. "Don't take your own
brother to his death! "But the stupid brutes, too ignorant to realise
what was happening, merely set back their ears and quickened their pace.
Boxer's face did not reappear at the window. Too late, someone thought of
racing ahead and shutting the five-barred gate; but in another moment the
van was through it and rapidly disappearing down the road. Boxer was never
Three days later it was announced that he had died in the hospital at
Willingdon, in spite of receiving every attention a horse could have.
Squealer came to announce the news to the others. He had, he said, been
present during Boxer's last hours.