|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
lunch, she was gay, uneasily; she seemed a sham thing. All that was
prejudice. She thinks; she's generous, she's fine."
"She's tragic," said Prothero as though it was the same thing.
He spoke as though he noted an objection. His next remark confirmed
this impression. "That's why I can't take her back to Cambridge,"
"You see, Benham," he went on, "she's human. She's not really
feminine. I mean, she's--unsexed. She isn't fitted to be a wife or
a mother any more. We've talked about the possible life in England,
very plainly. I've explained what a household in Cambridge would
mean. . . . It doesn't attract her. . . . In a way she's been let
|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 Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
himself was in love with his handsome ward. But the second thought
that came to him then, impelled by the unerring instinct that so
often guided him to the truth, was the assurance that in a case of
this kind, in a case of a quarrel terminating fatally, a man like
Albert Graumann would be the very first to give himself up to the
police and to tell the facts of the case. Albert Graumann was a
man of honour and unimpeachable integrity. Such a man would not
persist in a foolish denial of the deed which he had committed in
a moment of temper. There would be nothing to gain from it, and
his own conscience would be his severest judge. "The disorder in
the room?" thought Muller. "It'll be too late for that now. I