|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
inquest was held, and a verdict returned that B. F. Perry had
died of congestion of the lungs caused by the inhalation of flame
or chloroform. After lying in the mortuary for eleven days the
body was buried.
In the meantime the Philadelphia branch of the Fidelity Mutual
Life Association had received a letter from one Jephtha D. Howe,
an attorney at St. Louis, stating that the deceased B. F. Perry
was Benjamin F. Pitezel of that city, who had been insured in
their office for a sum of ten thousand dollars. The insurance
had been effected in Chicago in the November of 1893. Mr. Howe
proposed to come to Philadelphia with some members of the Pitezel
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|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 Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
admirable domestic qualities the irresoluteness of a sheep and
the pompousness and aggressiveness of a jackass--
PRAED. No, pray, pray, my dear Frank, remember! He is your
FRANK. I give him due credit for that. [Rising and flinging
down his paper] But just imagine his telling Crofts to bring the
Warrens over here! He must have been ever so drunk. You know,
my dear Praddy, my mother wouldnt stand Mrs Warren for a moment.
Vivie mustnt come here until she's gone back to town.
PRAED. But your mother doesnt know anything about Mrs Warren,
does she? [He picks up the paper and sits down to read it].