|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:
of British subjects were in danger, and to what extent armed
intervention was necessary." Pelly replied judiciously that he had
nothing to do with political matters, being only responsible for
the safety of Her Majesty's ships under his command and for the
lives and property of British subjects; that he had considered his
protest a purely naval one; and as the matter stood could only
report the case to the admiral on the station. "I have the
honour," replied Fritze, "to refuse to entertain the protest
concerning the safety of Her Britannic Majesty's ship LIZARD as
being a naval matter. The safety of Her Majesty's ship LIZARD was
never in the least endangered. This was guaranteed by the
|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 School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
and you, I presume, are rogue enough to take a hundred if you can
get it. Now, sir, you see we are acquainted at once, and may proceed
to business without further ceremony.
SIR OLIVER. Exceeding frank, upon my word. I see, sir, you are
not a man of many compliments.
CHARLES. Oh, no, sir! plain dealing in business I always think best.
SIR OLIVER. Sir, I like you the better for it. However, You are
mistaken in one thing; I have no money to lend, but I believe
I could procure some of a friend; but then he's an unconscionable dog.
Isn't he, Moses? And must sell stock to accommodate you. Mustn't he,