|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
face. It had despair in it."
"All right," he said, angrily pausing before her. "What do you
intend to do? Let them go on as they are, hoping and waiting;
lauding him to the skies as a sort of superman? The thing to do
is to tell the truth."
"But we don't know the truth, Wallie. There's something behind it
"Nothing very creditable, be sure of that," he pronounced. "Do you
think it is fair to Elizabeth to let her waste her life on the
memory of a man who's deserted her?"
"It would be cruel to tell her."
The Breaking Point
|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 Young Forester by Zane Grey:
every bone in my body was broken. I rose unsteadily, and for a moment
everything whirled before my eyes. Then I discovered that the roar in my
ears was the old hunter's yell. I saw him hauling on the rope. There was a
great ripping of bark and many strange sounds, and then the cub was
dangling head downward. Hiram had pulled him from his perch, and hung him
over the lowest branch.
"Thar, youngster, git busy now!" yelled the hunter. "Grab the other rope--
thar it is--an' rope a front paw while I hold him. Lively now, he's mighty
heavy, an' if he ever gits down with only one rope on him we'll think we're
fast to chain lightnin'."
The bear swung about five feet from the ground. As I ran at him with the
The Young Forester