|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
and kissed her.
"Good morning, mother; how's Anna?"
The old woman spoke quickly, clasping and unclasping her hands.
"Andreas, please go to Doctor Erb as soon as you are dressed."
"Why," he said, "is she bad?"
Frau Binzer nodded, and Andreas, watching her, saw her face suddenly
change; a fine network of wrinkles seemed to pull over it from under the
"Sit down on the bed a moment," he said. "Been up all night?"
"Yes. No, I won't sit down, I must go back to her. Anna has been in pain
all night. She wouldn't have you disturbed before because she said you
|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 Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
a cool, damp draught, but a violent, purposeful blast belching
savagely and frigidly from that abominable gulf whence the obscene
There are memories of leaping and lurching over
obstacles of every sort, with that torrent of wind and shrieking
sound growing moment by moment, and seeming to curl and twist
purposefully around me as it struck out wickedly from the spaces
behind and beneath.
Though in my rear, that wind had the odd
effect of hindering instead of aiding my progress; as if it acted
like a noose or lasso thrown around me. Heedless of the noise
Shadow out of Time