|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
out to all that was best in me, and the instinct for
protection of the other sex, which nearly must have
equaled the instinct of self-preservation in primeval man,
drew me to the girl's side like an irresistible magnet.
Almost thoughtless of the consequences, I leaped from
the end of the ledge upon which I stood, for the tiny
shelf twenty feet below. At the same instant the dragon
darted in toward the girl, but my sudden advent upon the
scene must have startled him for he veered to one side,
and then rose above us once more.
The noise I made as I landed beside her convinced the girl
At the Earth's Core
|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 Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
confided to her. "Thomas told him that Miss Helen wanted them
brought back, and the colonel swore at him - 'twas more than Thomas
could stand and he ups and goes." Barbara halted half way to the
door. "Did Thomas get the dogs?"
"You wait and see, miss." Grimes was guilty of a most undignified
wink. "Thomas ain't forgiven himself for not being here Monday night,
miss; though it wouldn't a done him any good; he wouldn't a heard Mr.
Turnbull climbing in or his arrest, away upstairs in the servants'
"Grimes," Barbara retracted her footsteps and placed her lips very
close to the old servant's ear.
The Red Seal