|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells:
at being thus marched towards Parliament.
I seemed now always to be discovering alien forces of character in
her. Her way of taking life diverged from me more and more. She
sounded amazing, independent notes. She bought some particularly
costly furs for the campaign that roused enthusiasm whenever she
appeared. She also made me a birthday present in November of a
heavily fur-trimmed coat and this she would make me remove as I went
on to the platform, and hold over her arm until I was ready to
resume it. It was fearfully heavy for her and she liked it to be
heavy for her. That act of servitude was in essence a towering
self-assertion. I would glance sideways while some chairman
|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 Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
besides, you helped me out once yourself."
"I guess it's a straight tip all right," said Orde to Denning, when
the cook had resumed his place by the fire.
"That's what I thought. That's why I brought him up."
"If that crew's been sent in there, it means only one thing at that
end of the line," said Orde.
"Sure. They're sent up to waste out the water in the reservoir and
hang this end of the drive," replied Denning.
"Correct," said Orde. "The old skunk knows his own rollways are so
far down stream that he's safe, flood water or no flood water."
A pause ensued, during which the two smoked vigorously.