|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
dangereuse. C'est une idee qui vient des ecoles d'Alexandrie ou on
enseigne la philosophie grecque. Et les Grecs sont des gentils.
Ils ne sont pas meme circoncis.
UN CINQUIEME JUIF. On ne peut pas savoir comment Dieu agit, ses
voies sont tres mysterieuses. Peut-etre ce que nous appelons le mal
est le bien, et ce que nous appelons le bien est le mal. On ne peut
rien savoir. Le necessaire c'est de se soumettre e tout. Dieu est
tres fort. Il brise au meme temps les faibles et les forts. Il n'a
aucun souci de personne.
LE PREMIER JUIF. C'est vrai cela. Dieu est terrible. Il brise les
faibles et les forts comme on brise le ble dans un mortier. Mais
|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 Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:
dry as ashes in his throat. She, poor thing, went on to say, in
a very low voice, that she had liked him from the very first
moment she had seen him, and had been very happy for these days,
and would always think of him as a dear friend who had been very
kind to her, who had so little pleasure in life, and so would
always remember him.
Then they were both silent, until at last Barnaby made shift to
say, though in a hoarse and croaking voice, that Captain Malyoe
must be a very happy man, and that if he were in Captain Malyoe's
place he would be the happiest man in the world. Thus, having
spoken, and so found his tongue, he went on to tell her, with his
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates