|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Norris gave a start of surprise at hearing his name.
"Who are you?" he cried. "How do you know me?" and as
the girl turned her face toward him, "Miss Harding! Thank
God, Miss Harding, you are safe."
"But where on earth did you come from?" asked Barbara.
"It's a long story, Miss Harding," replied the officer, "and
the ending of it is going to be pretty hard on you--you must
try to bear up though."
"You don't mean that father is dead?" she asked, a look of
terror coming to her eyes.
"Not that--we hope," replied Norris. "He has been taken
|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 Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
This will I do, and this I will advise you:
First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa?
Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been,
Pisa renowned for grave citizens.
Among them know you one Vincentio?
I know him not, but I have heard of him,
A merchant of incomparable wealth.
The Taming of the Shrew