|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
If you be king, why should not I succeed?
Pardon me, Margaret;--pardon me, sweet son;
The Earl of Warwick and the duke enforc'd me.
Enforc'd thee! art thou king, and wilt be
I shame to hear thee speak. Ah, timorous wretch!
Thou hast undone thyself, thy son, and me,
And given unto the house of York such head
As thou shalt reign but by their sufferance.
|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 Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
Suddenly a tiny goldfish popped its head above the
surface of the lake, not more than a foot from his
eyes. A silverfish then raised its head beside that of
the goldfish, and a moment later a bronzefish lifted
its head beside the others. The three fish, all in a
row, looked earnestly with their round, bright eyes
into the astonished eyes of Ervic the Skeezer.
"We are the three Adepts whom Queen Coo-ee-oh
betrayed and wickedly transformed," said the goldfish,
its voice low and soft but distinctly heard in the
Glinda of Oz