|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
forever in the sunken isle."
The Sorceress now asked her guests to seat themselves
and a long talk followed, in which the Wizard of Oz
"We are quite certain," said Aurah, "that if we could
get inside the Dome we could discover Coo-ee-oh's
secrets, for in all her work, after we became fishes,
she used the formulas and incantations and arts that
she stole from us. She may have added to these things,
but they were the foundation of all her work."
"What means do you suggest for our getting into the
Glinda of Oz
|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 Chance by Joseph Conrad:
agile, youthful, slender figure. He moved forward suddenly, and
interrupted the mate's monologue.
"More coffee, Mr. Franklin? Nice fresh lot. Piping hot. I am
going to give breakfast to the saloon directly, and the cook is
raking his fire out. Now's your chance."
The mate who, on account of his peculiar build, could not turn his
head freely, twisted his thick trunk slightly, and ran his black
eyes in the corners towards the steward.
"And is the precious pair of them out?" he growled.
The steward, pouring out the coffee into the mate's cup, muttered
moodily but distinctly: "The lady wasn't when I was laying the