|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne:
The course taken by the projectile, as we have before remarked, was
bearing it toward the moon's northern hemisphere. The travelers
were far from the central point which they would have struck,
had their course not been subject to an irremediable deviation.
It was past midnight; and Barbicane then estimated the distance
at seven hundred and fifty miles, which was a little greater than
the length of the lunar radius, and which would diminish as it
advanced nearer to the North Pole. The projectile was then not
at the altitude of the equator; but across the tenth parallel,
From the Earth to the Moon
|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 Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
slipper; Morris, not positively damaged, but a man ten years
older than he who had left Bournemouth eight days before, his
face ploughed full of anxious wrinkles, his dark hair liberally
grizzled at the temples.
Three persons were seated at a table to receive them: Michael in
the midst, Gideon Forsyth on his right hand, on his left an
ancient gentleman with spectacles and silver hair. 'By Jingo,
it's Uncle Joe!' cried John.
But Morris approached his uncle with a pale countenance and
'I'll tell you what you did!' he cried. 'You absconded!'