|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:
man, with the ridge of the cheek-bone well defined under the
slightly hollow temple. A complete stranger. Not a customer
Mrs Verloc looked at him placidly.
"You came over from the Continent?" she said after a time.
The long, thin stranger, without exactly looking at Mrs Verloc,
answered only by a faint and peculiar smile.
Mrs Verloc's steady, incurious gaze rested on him.
"You understand English, don't you?"
"Oh yes. I understand English."
There was nothing foreign in his accent, except that he seemed in
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 Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
me the favour to accompany me on a short excursion."
Taking their consent for granted, he signalled the vehicle, which
The three--Carroll and Orde somewhat bewildered--took their seats.
During a brief drive, Gerald made conversation on different topics,
apparently quite indifferent as to whether or not his companions
replied. After an interval the carriage drew up opposite a brown-
stone dwelling on a side street. Gerald rang the bell, and a moment
later the three were ushered by a discreet and elderly maid into a
little square reception-room immediately off the hall. The maid