|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
know, before this big war, that made it fashionable.
But the blouses went out, and the buttermilk
It seems there's a Bulgarian by the name of
Metchnikoff in Paris who sits down and designs
these things -- the buttermilk, you know, not the
Isn't science wonderful -- simply WONDERFUL!
We're going to take up Metchnikoff in a serious way.
You know what he aims to do is to lengthen life.
The question is: "Should life be lengthened?
|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 Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
d'Alcacer, to get this over as easily as possible and save us all
from some odious scene. You think perhaps that it is I who ought
to. . . ."
"No, no! I don't think so," interrupted d'Alcacer. "It would be
"I am afraid it would," she admitted, nervously.
D'Alcacer made a gesture as if to beg her to say no more and at
once crossed over to Mr. Travers' side of the Cage. He did not
want to give himself time to think about his task. Mr. Travers
was sitting up on the camp bedstead with a light cotton sheet
over his legs. He stared at nothing, and on approaching him