|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
"Have you a picture of Miss Langen?"
Fellner rang a bell and Berner appeared. "Give this gentleman Miss
Asta's picture. Take the one in the silver frame on my desk"; the
old gentleman's voice was friendly but faint with fatigue. His old
servant looked at him in deep anxiety. Fellner smiled weakly and
nodded to the man. "Sad news, Berner! Sad news and bad news. Our
poor Asta is being held a prisoner by some unknown villain who
threatens her with death."
"My God, is it possible? Can't we help the poor young lady?"
"We will try to help her, or if it is - too late, we will at least
avenge her. My entire fortune shall be given up for it. But bring
|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 Middlemarch by George Eliot:
sending forth odors to mingle with the breath of the rich old garden.
One evening, while the sun was still above the horizon and burning
in golden lamps among the great walnut boughs, Mr. Bulstrode was
pausing on horseback outside the front gate waiting for Caleb Garth,
who had met him by appointment to give an opinion on a question
of stable drainage, and was now advising the bailiff in the rick-yard.
Mr. Bulstrode was conscious of being in a good spiritual frame and more
than usually serene, under the influence of his innocent recreation.
He was doctrinally convinced that there was a total absence of merit
in himself; but that doctrinal conviction may be held without pain
when the sense of demerit does not take a distinct shape in memory