|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes:
vagaries of these knights, and go back to my village, and bring up
my children; for I have three, like three Oriental pearls."
"I have two," said Sancho, "that might be presented before the
Pope himself, especially a girl whom I am breeding up for a
countess, please God, though in spite of her mother."
"And how old is this lady that is being bred up for a countess?"
asked he of the Grove.
"Fifteen, a couple of years more or less," answered Sancho; "but she
is as tall as a lance, and as fresh as an April morning, and as strong
as a porter."
"Those are gifts to fit her to be not only a countess but a nymph of
|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 Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
if I at all fathom the plan of your solicitor, I fear I may
find you already fled on my return. I am not considered
clever, and can only speak out plainly what is in my heart:
that I love you, and that I cannot bear to lose all knowledge
of you. I hope no more than to be your servant; I ask no
more than just that I shall hear of you. Oh, promise me so
'You shall,' she said, after a pause. 'I promise you, you
shall.' But though she spoke with earnestness, the marks of
great embarrassment and a strong conflict of emotions
appeared upon her face.