|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
And a day or so later she heard of The Hague Convention. She had not
known of it before. Now she learned of that gentlemen's agreement among
nations, and that it said: "The use of poison or of poisoned weapons is
forbidden." She pondered that carefully, trying to think dispassionately.
Now and then she received a copy of a home newspaper, and she saw that
the use of poison gases was being denied by Germans in America and set
down to rumor and hysteria.
So, on a cold spring day, she sat down at the table in the salle manger
and wrote a letter to the President, beginning " Dear Sir"; and telling
what she knew of poison gas. She also, on second thought, wrote one to
Andrew Carnegie, who had built a library in her city. She felt that
|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 Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
any use for him to put in his oar, I wouldn't believe him
Well, sir, that fairly made them shout; and even the judge he
let go and laughed. Tom he was just feeling like a rainbow.
When they was done laughing he looks up at the judge and says:
"Your honor, there's a thief in this house."
"Yes, sir. And he's got them twelve-thousand-dollar
di'monds on him."
By gracious, but it made a stir! Everybody went shouting:
"Which is him? which is him? p'int him out!"