|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe:
"But do tell me, Tom, what is the matter. I saw you
talking to cross old Prue."
Tom, in simple, earnest phrase, told Eva the woman's history.
She did not exclaim or wonder, or weep, as other children do.
Her cheeks grew pale, and a deep, earnest shadow passed over
her eyes. She laid both hands on her bosom, and sighed heavily.
Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions Continued
"Tom, you needn't get me the horses. I don't want to go,"
Uncle Tom's Cabin
|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 Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
profusion to dance to the raucous, creepily insistent rhythms
of stridently piping bull-frogs. The thin, shining line of the
Miskatonic's upper reaches has an oddly serpent-like suggestion
as it winds close to the feet of the domed hills among which it
As the hills draw nearer, one heeds their wooded sides
more than their stone-crowned tops. Those sides loom up so darkly
and precipitously that one wishes they would keep their distance,
but there is no road by which to escape them. Across a covered
bridge one sees a small village huddled between the stream and
the vertical slope of Round Mountain, and wonders at the cluster
The Dunwich Horror