|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
"If I could only help you," she said, and left an eloquent
hiatus. He became pensive again.
"It's pretty evident you don't think much of a draper," he said
Another interval. "Hundreds of men," she said, "have come from
the very lowest ranks of life. There was Burns, a ploughman; and
Hugh Miller, a stonemason; and plenty of others. Dodsley was a
"But drapers! We're too sort of shabby genteel to rise. Our coats
and cuffs might get crumpled--"
"Wasn't there a Clarke who wrote theology? He was a draper."
|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 Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
of the faggot and took out a dormouse's wonderfully woven nest
of grass and leaves. His blunt fingers parted it as if it had been
precious lace, and tilting it toward the last of the light he showed
the little, red, furry chap curled up inside, his tail between his eyes
that were shut for their winter sleep.
'Let's take him home. Don't breathe on him,' said Una. 'It'll
make him warm and he'll wake up and die straight off. Won't he,
'Dat's a heap better by my reckonin' than wakin' up and findin'
himself in a cage for life. No! We'll lay him into the bottom o' this
hedge. Dat's jus' right! No more trouble for him till come Spring.