|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Polly of the Circus by Margaret Mayo:
"What do you mean by that?" shouted Strong.
"I mean that I stayed with you and your narrow- minded
congregation before, because I believed you needed me. But now
this girl needs me more. She needs me to protect her from just
such injustice as yours."
"You'd better be protectin' YOURSELF. That's my advice to you."
"I can do that WITHOUT your advice."
"Maybe you can find another church with that circus ridin' girl
a-hangin' 'round your neck."
"He's right," cried Polly. "You couldn't." She clung to the
pastor in terrified entreaty. "You COULDN'T get another church.
|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 Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
appeared, though not till the third punch-bowl was emptied, that
much of the farmer's scepticism on the subject was affected, as
evincing a liberality of thinking, and a freedom from ancient
prejudices, becoming a man who paid three hundred pounds a-year
of rent, while, in fact, he had a lurking belief in the
traditions of his forefathers. After my usual manner, I made
farther enquiries of other persons connected with the wild and
pastoral district in which the scene of the following narrative
is placed, and I was fortunate enough to recover many links of
the story, not generally known, and which account, at least in
some degree, for the circumstances of exaggerated marvel with