|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
wonder he sweated." You see from this the value of Powell's
comments. Mrs. Anthony then said: "Why are you sending me away?"
"Why! That you should go to sleep. That you should rest." And
Captain Anthony frowned. Then sharply, "You stay here, Mr. Powell.
I shall want you presently."
As a matter of fact Powell had not moved. Flora did not mind his
presence. He himself had the feeling of being of no account to
those three people. He was looking at Mrs. Anthony as unabashed as
the proverbial cat looking at a king. Mrs. Anthony glanced at him.
She did not move, gripped by an inexplicable premonition. She had
arrived at the very limit of her endurance as the object of
|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 Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift:
part of my time in adjusting and correcting the calculations I
made some years past, because I would offer nothing to the world
of which I am not as fully satisfied, as that I am now alive. For
these two last years I have not failed in above one or two
particulars, and those of no very great moment. I exactly
foretold the miscarriage at Toulon, with all its particulars; and
the loss of Admiral Shovel, tho' I was mistaken as to the day,
placing that accident about thirty-six hours sooner than it
happen'd; but upon reviewing my schemes, I quickly found the
cause of that error. I likewise foretold the Battle of Almanza to
the very day and hour, with the loss on both sides, and the