|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
the stranger; then he put his gun down at his side.
The stranger sat down on the opposite side of the fire. His complexion was
dark; his arms and feet were bronzed; but his aquiline features, and the
domed forehead, were not of any South African race.
"One of the Soudanese Rhodes brought with him from the north, I suppose?"
said Peter, still eyeing him curiously.
No; Cecil Rhodes has had nothing to do with my coming here," said the
"Oh--" said Peter. "You didn't perhaps happen to come across a company of
men today, twelve white men and seven coloured, with three cart loads of
provisions? We were taking them to the big camp, and I got parted from my
|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 A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
premises. Groping their way into the library, they sat down in the
total darkness to wait, for nothing else remained to be done.
Maskull lit his pipe, and began to drink the remainder of the whisky.
Through the open window sounded in their ears the trainlike grinding
of the sea at the foot of the cliffs.
"Krag must be in the tower after all," remarked Maskull, breaking the
"Yes, he is getting ready."
"I hope he doesn't expect us to join him there. It was beyond my
powers - but why, heaven knows. The stairs must have a magnetic pull
of some sort."