|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
itself turned back from the point near the throat where it was
caught together by single button, revealed the slung arm beneath
in its blood. sodden cambric sleeve.
Even now she feared to jump to the obvious conclusion feared lest
perhaps the Marquis, though himself wounded, might have dealt his
adversary a deadlier wound.
She found her voice at last, and at the same moment signalled to
the driver of the caleche to stop.
As it was Pulled to a standstill, M. d'Ormesson alighted, and so
met madame in the little space between the two carriages.
"Where is M. Moreau?" was the question with which she surprised him.
|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 Lysis by Plato:
need of one another (for even when alone they are sufficient for
themselves), and when present have no use of one another? How can such
persons ever be induced to value one another?
And friends they cannot be, unless they value one another?
But see now, Lysis, whether we are not being deceived in all this--are we
not indeed entirely wrong?
How so? he replied.
Have I not heard some one say, as I just now recollect, that the like is
the greatest enemy of the like, the good of the good?--Yes, and he quoted