|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
know it can be done, and my heart is in the work. I have no fear; yet I would
not conceal from you, young man, that the danger of going among these hostile
Indians must be great."
"I will not hesitate because of that. My sympathy is with the redman. I have
had an opportunity of studying Indian nature and believe the race inherently
noble. He has been driven to make war, and I want to help him into other
Joe left the two ministers talking earnestly and turned toward Mrs. Wentz.
The fur-trader's wife was glowing with pleasure. She held in her hand several
rude trinkets, and was explaining to her listener, a young woman, that the
toys were for the children, having been brought all the way from Williamsburg.
The Spirit of the Border
|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 Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
She nodded emphatically. "I was born with
strength. Now--Dios!--now I can be stronger than
the King of Spain himself, than the Governor, my
parents and all the priests-- You would not be-
come a Catholic?" she asked abruptly.
He shook his head, although he still smiled at her.
"Not even for you."
"No," she said thoughtfully. "I will confess--
what matters it?--I often dreamed that this would
come just because I believed it would not. But why
should one control the imagination when it alone