|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Two Poets by Honore de Balzac:
Bishop. "Believe me, glory and success await the man of talent who
shall work for religion."
"That task will be his," said Mme. de Bargeton rhetorically. "Do you
not see the first beginnings of the vision of the poem, like the flame
of dawn, in his eyes?"
"Nais is treating us very badly," said Fifine; "what can she be
"Don't you hear?" said Stanislas. "She is flourishing away, using big
words that you cannot make head or tail of."
Amelie, Fifine, Adrien, and Francis appeared in the doorway with Mme.
de Rastignac, who came to look for her daughter.
|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 Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
Helen stepped boldly forward and let Stewart put the loop of a
lasso round her and tighten it. He waved his hand to the cowboys
"Just walk up, now," he directed Helen.
It proved to the watchers to be an easy, safe, and rapid means of
scaling the steep passage. The men climbed up without
assistance. Mrs. Beck, as usual, had hysteria; she half walked
and was half dragged up. Stewart supported Dorothy with one arm,
while with the other he held to the lasso. Ambrose had to carry
Christine. The Mexican women required no assistance. Edith
Wayne and Madeline climbed last; and, once up, Madeline saw a
The Light of Western Stars