|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
"You'll make a fine forester," I said aloud, in disgust at my tardiness.
Then began the stern business of the day. While getting breakfast I turned
over in my mind the proper thing for me to do. Evidently I must pack and
find the trail. The pony had wandered off into the woods, but was easily
caught--a fact which lightened my worry, for I knew how dependent I was
upon my mustangs. When I had tried for I do not know how long to get my
pack to stay on the pony's back I saw where Mr. Cless had played a joke on
me. All memory of the diamond-hitch had faded into utter confusion. First
the pack fell over the off-side; next, on top of me; then the saddle
slipped awry, and when I did get the pack to remain stationary upon the
patient pony, how on earth to tie it there became more and more of a
The Young Forester
|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 Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:
about it," she added, and told him the gist of her letter.
Julius nodded gravely.
"I guess that's good as far as it goes. But it's for us to get
busy and do something."
"What can we do?" asked Tuppence, her spirits rising.
"I guess we'd better get on the track of Boris. You say he's
been to your place. Is he likely to come again?"
"He might. I really don't know."
"I see. Well, I guess I'd better buy a car, a slap-up one, dress
as a chauffeur and hang about outside. Then if Boris comes, you
could make some kind of signal, and I'd trail him. How's that?"