|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
Evenin's we sat around outside and swapped yarns, and I bragged
on my chickens. The chickens would gather round close to listen.
They liked to hear their praises sung, all right. You bet they
sabe! The only reason a chicken, or any other critter, isn't
intelligent is because he hasn't no chance to expand.
Why, we used to run races with 'em. Some of us would hold two or
more chickens back of a chalk line, and the starter'd blow the
horn from a hundred yards to a mile away, dependin' on whether it
was a sprint or for distance. We had pools on the results, gave
odds, made books, and kept records. After the thing got knowed
we made money hand over fist.
|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 Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw:
John Shakespear wedded but once: Harry Tudor was married six times.
You should blush to utter his name.
THE DARK LADY. | Will: for pity's sake-- | _crying out
| | together_
ELIZABETH. | Insolent dog-- |
SHAKESPEAR. _[cutting them short]_ How know you that King Harry was
indeed your father?
ELIZABETH. | Zounds! Now by--
| _[she stops to grind her teeth with rage]._
THE DARK LADY. | She will have me whipped through