|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain:
and freely granted out of a grateful heart -- but this,
oh, this! Would you drive away the blessed water
"No, Father, I will not drive it away. I have
mysterious knowledge which teaches me that there
was an error that other time when it was thought the
institution of the bath banished the fountain." A
large interest began to show up in the old man's face.
"My knowledge informs me that the bath was inno-
cent of that misfortune, which was caused by quite
another sort of sin."
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
|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 Cavalry General by Xenophon:
English using an Oxford English Dictionary alphabet table. The
diacritical marks have been lost.
The Cavalry General
Translation by H. G. Dakyns
THE DUTIES OF A HIPPARCH
Commander of Cavalry at Athens
Your first duty is to offer sacrifice, petitioning the gods to grant
you such good gifts as shall enable you in thought, word, and deed