|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad:
been one of them Embassy people."
Comrade Ossipon nearly collapsed under this new shock.
"Embassy! Are you aware what you are saying? What Embassy? What
on earth do you mean by Embassy?"
"It's that place in Chesham Square. The people he cursed so. I
don't know. What does it matter!"
"And that fellow, what did he do or say to you?"
"I don't remember. . . . Nothing . . . . I don't care. Don't ask
me," she pleaded in a weary voice.
"All right. I won't," assented Ossipon tenderly. And he meant it
too, not because he was touched by the pathos of the pleading
The Secret Agent
|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 Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
put out again with the stranger seated at the stern.
"I thought, perhaps, it might be Wetzel," mused the colonel, "though I never
knew of Lew's wanting a boat."
Jonathan brought the man across the river, and up the winding path to where
Colonel Zane was waiting.
"Hello! It's young Christy!" exclaimed the colonel, jumping off the steps, and
cordially extending his hand. "Glad to see you! Where's Williamson. How did
you happen over here?"
"Captain Williamson and his men will make the river eight or ten miles above,"
answered Christy. "I came across to inquire about the young people who left
the Village of Peace. Was glad to learn from Jonathan they got out all right."
The Spirit of the Border