|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
"I shall not be poor if I lose; if I gain, Margaret will be
"'Margaret will be rich,'" he repeated, absently.
"What! have you changed your mind respecting the orphans, aunt?"
"She has, and is--nothing," she went on, not heeding my remark.
"Her father married below his station; when he died his wife fell
back to her place--for he spent his fortune--and there she and
Margaret must remain, unless Lemorne is defeated."
"Aunt, for your succinct biography of my position many thanks."
"Sixty thousand dollars," she continued. "Van Horn tells me that,
|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 Koran:
can they then expect aught but the course of those of yore? but thou
shalt not find any alteration in the course of God; and they shall not
find any change in the course of God.
Have they not journeyed on in the land and seen what was the end
of those before them who were stronger than they? but God, nothing can
ever make Him helpless in the heavens or in the earth; verily, He is
Were God to catch men up for what they earn, He would not leave upon
the back of it a beast; but He respites them until an appointed
time. When their appointed time comes, verily, God looks upon His