|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
glancing aside after a moment to see that his companion was not looking
too credulous, for he had heard a great deal of American humor.
"I daresay it is very jolly," said the younger gentleman.
"I daresay it is," said Mr. Westgate. "Only I must impress
upon you that at present--tomorrow morning, at an early hour--
you will be expected at Newport. We have a house there;
half the people in New York go there for the summer.
I am not sure that at this very moment my wife can take
you in; she has got a lot of people staying with her;
I don't know who they all are; only she may have no room.
But you can begin with the hotel, and meanwhile you can live
|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 Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
"Let's put off to-night--right away," said Wilbur.
"Low tide," answered Moran; "and besides--Charlie, did you see
them close? Were you near them?"
"No go muchee close."
"Did they have something with them, reeved up in a hammock--
something that smelled sweet?"
"Like a joss-stick, for instance?"
"No savvy; no can tell. Him try catch um schooner sure. Him
velly bad China boy. See Yup China boy, velly bad. I b'long Sam