|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy:
'Yes,' she said. Fidelity to the old love and truth to the new
were ranged on opposite sides, and truth virtuelessly prevailed.
'Then I'll stay a little longer,' said Knight.
'Don't be vexed if I keep by myself a good deal, will you? Perhaps
something may happen, and I may tell you something.'
'Mere coyness,' said Knight to himself; and went away with a
lighter heart. The trick of reading truly the enigmatical forces
at work in women at given times, which with some men is an
unerring instinct, is peculiar to minds less direct and honest
The next evening, about five o'clock, before Knight had returned
A Pair of Blue Eyes
|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 Chance by Joseph Conrad:
don't think you'll be troubled much with her in the future;" without
however looking at Fyne on whom he did not even bestow a nod. The
fly drove away.
CHAPTER FIVE--THE TEA-PARTY
"Amiable personality," I observed seeing Fyne on the point of
falling into a brown study. But I could not help adding with
meaning: "He hadn't the gift of prophecy though."
Fyne got up suddenly with a muttered "No, evidently not." He was
gloomy, hesitating. I supposed that he would not wish to play chess
that afternoon. This would dispense me from leaving my rooms on a
day much too fine to be wasted in walking exercise. And I was