|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Aspern Papers by Henry James:
what is it?" She repeated it over twice when I had told her,
accompanying it with the exclamation "Gracious, gracious!"
Then she added, "I like your own best."
"So do I," I said, laughing. "Ouf! it's a relief to get rid
of the other."
"So it was a regular plot--a kind of conspiracy?"
"Oh, a conspiracy--we were only two," I replied, leaving out
Mrs. Prest of course.
She hesitated; I thought she was perhaps going to say that we had been
very base. But she remarked after a moment, in a candid, wondering way,
"How much you must want them!"
|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 Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
though at first his face had turned pretty white.
So we got to talking together while he et his breakfast.
And he says:
"But I aint Jubiter Dunlap. I'd just as soon tell you
who I am, though, if you'll swear to keep mum, for I
ain't no Phillips, either."
"We'll keep mum, but there ain't any need to tell who you
are if you ain't Jubiter Dunlap."
"Because if you ain't him you're t'other twin, Jake.