|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
"We never use the key for that, sir. It has a trick lock that you
can't open unless you know how."
"You said you went to the theatre yesterday evening. Did your
master give you permission to go?"
"Yes, sir. It's about a year now that he gave me money for a
theatre ticket every Saturday evening. He was very kind."
"Did you come into the house last night by the front door, or
through the garden?"
"Through the garden, sir. I walked down the Promenade from the
"And you didn't notice anything - you saw no traces of footsteps?"
|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 First Men In The Moon by H. G. Wells:
shone like molten silver under the receding day. I think I recognised the
cloud-dimmed coast-lines of France and Spain and the south of England, and
then, with a click, the shutter closed again, and I found myself in a
state of extraordinary confusion sliding slowly over the smooth glass.
When at last things settled themselves in my mind again, it seemed quite
beyond question that the moon was "down" and under my feet, and that the
earth was somewhere away on the level of the horizon - the earth that had
been "down" to me and my kindred since the beginning of things.
So slight were the exertions required of us, so easy did the practical
annihilation of our weight make all we had to do, that the necessity for
taking refreshment did not occur to us for nearly six hours (by Cavor's
The First Men In The Moon