|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
The interview could not have lasted over ten minutes when
Sorav summoned an aid whom he instructed to record us properly,
and then escort us to the quarters in the palace which are set
aside for aspirants to membership in the palace guard.
The aid took us to his own office first, where he measured
and weighed and photographed us simultaneously with a machine
ingeniously devised for that purpose, five copies being
instantly reproduced in five different offices of the government,
two of which are located in other cities miles distant.
The Warlord of Mars
|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 Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"He must be a powerful Sorcerer!" exclaimed the Tin Woodman; "and since the
powder proved a success we ought to have confidence in the pills."
"But how," asked the Scarecrow, "can anyone count seventeen by twos?
Seventeen is an odd number."
"That is true," replied Tip, greatly disappointed. "No one can possibly
count seventeen by twos."
"Then the pills are of no use to us," wailed the Pumpkinhead; "and this fact
overwhelms me with
grief. For I had intended wishing that my head would never spoil."
"Nonsense!" said the Scarecrow, sharply. "If we could use the pills at all
The Marvelous Land of Oz