|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
their claims were true, and Kent never doubted that they were, they
had already lost money through Rochester's extraordinary behavior.
Kent turned sick at the thought of his own loss - his savings swept
away. Would Barbara wait for him - was it fair to ask her?
Taylor broke the prolonged silence.
"I met Detective Ferguson on my way here," he stated. "He told me
that the police were looking for Rochester."
"What?" Harding looked up, startled. "Why didn't you inform me of
"Well, I thought we'd better hear from Mr. Clymer the true state of
Rochester's finances," responded Taylor. "I never anticipated such
The Red Seal
|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 Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
angel as she is suffer like that and the master's quite heart-broken
over it. But there's nothing the matter with Mrs. Bernaner. How
did you come to think that she was sick?"
Muller did not intend to explain that the change in the housekeeper's
appearance, a change which had come about between Tuesday morning
and Thursday morning, might easily have made any one think that she
was ill. He gave as excuse for his question the old man's own words:
"Why, I thought that she might be ill also because you said yourself
that the housekeeper - what did you say her name was?"
"Bernauer, Mrs. Adele Bernauer. She was a widow when she came to
take care of the master. Her husband was a sergeant of artillery."