|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
end than hers overtake me, may my soul be rejected in heaven, and
my name be shameful for ever upon the earth!'
Thus I swore in my rage and anguish, holding up my hand to heaven
that I called upon to witness the oath.
My father looked at me keenly. 'If that is your mind, son Thomas,
you shall not lack for money. I would go myself, for blood must be
wiped out with blood, but I am too broken in my health; also I am
known in Spain and the Holy Office would claim me there. Go, and
my blessing go with you. It is right that you should go, for it is
through your folly that our enemy has escaped us.'
'Yes, it is right that he should go,' said Geoffrey.
|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 Songs of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
The picture as it came.
XXVIII - TO AN ISLAND PRINCESS
SINCE long ago, a child at home,
I read and longed to rise and roam,
Where'er I went, whate'er I willed,
One promised land my fancy filled.
Hence the long roads my home I made;
Tossed much in ships; have often laid
Below the uncurtained sky my head,
Rain-deluged and wind-buffeted:
And many a thousand hills I crossed