|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
that you don't know it. You don't know it now. Even as I tell it to you, you
don't realize it, you won't realize it--and that very incapacity to realize it
is one of the reasons why you are so loved. You are incredulous now, and you
shake your head; but I know, who am your slave, as all people know, for they
likewise are your slaves.
"Why, in a minute we shall go in and join them. Mark the affection, almost
maternal, that will well up in Aunt Mildred's eyes. Listen to the tones of
Uncle Robert's voice when he says, 'Well, Chris, my boy?' Watch Mrs. Grantly
melt, literally melt, like a dewdrop in the sun.
"Take Mr. Barton, there. You have never seen him before. Why, you will invite
him out to smoke a cigar with you when the rest of us have gone to bed--you, a
|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 King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
blades of grass appeared upon it, and some grasshoppers began
singing on the bank beside it, and Gluck thought he had never heard
such merry singing.
Then he went on for another hour, and the thirst increased
on him so that he thought he should be forced to drink. But as
he raised the flask he saw a little child lying panting by the
roadside, and it cried out piteously for water. Then Gluck
struggled with himself and determined to bear the thirst a little
longer; and he put the bottle to the child's lips, and it drank
it all but a few drops. Then it smiled on him and got up and ran
down the hill; and Gluck looked after it till it became as small