|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Roads of Destiny by O. Henry:
neither in the safe nor in the vault. I have taken them. You may hold
me personally responsible for their absence."
Nettlewick felt a slight thrill. He had not expected this. He had
struck a momentous trail when the hunt was drawing to a close.
"Ah!" said the examiner. He waited a moment, and then continued: "May
I ask you to explain more definitely?"
"The securities were taken by me," repeated the major. "It was not for
my own use, but to save an old friend in trouble. Come in here, sir,
and we'll talk it over."
He led the examiner into the bank's private office at the rear, and
closed the door. There was a desk, and a table, and half-a-dozen
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
`Hear Icenian, Catieuchlanian, hear Coritanian, Trinobant!
While I roved about the forest, long and bitterly meditating,
There I heard them in the darkness, at the mystical ceremony,
Loosely robed in flying raiment, sang the terrible prophetesses.
"Fear not, isle of blowing woodland, isle of silvery parapets!
Tho' the Roman eagle shadow thee, tho' the gathering enemy narrow thee,
Thou shalt wax and he shall dwindle, thou shalt be the mighty one yet!
Thine the liberty, thine the glory, thine the deeds to be celebrated,
Thine the myriad-rolling ocean, light and shadow illimitable,
Thine the lands of lasting summer, many-blossoming Paradises,
Thine the North and thine the South and thine the battle-thunder of God."
|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
1945."] Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission.
Los Alamos, NM.: LASL. LA-631(Deleted). June 13, 1947. 32 Pages.***
11. Hoffman, J. G. [Extracts from "Health Physics Report on
Radioactive Contamination throughout New Mexico Following the Nuclear
Explosion, Part A--Physics."] Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory,
Manhattan Engineer District. [Los Alamos, NM.] [1945.] 31 Pages.**
12. Lamont, Lansing. Day of TRINITY. New York, NY.: Atheneum.
1965. 331 Pages.
13. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Public Relations Office. "Los
Alamos: Beginning of an Era, 1943-1945." Atomic Energy Commission.
Los Alamos, NM.: LASL. 1967. 65 Pages.**
|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 Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
"For five years, you say? And how long has Cardillac been here?"
"Cardiliac? He has been here for almost three years."
"For almost three years, and is it not almost three years - "
Muller interrupted himself. "Are we quite alone? Is no one
listening?" The doctor nodded, greatly surprised, and the detective
continued almost in a whisper, "and it is just about three years now
that there have been committed, at intervals, three terrible crimes
notable from the cleverness with which they were carried out, and
from the utter impossibility, apparently, of discovering the