|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw:
down to any man here. I knuckle down to Mrs Tarleton because shes a
woman in a thousand. I affirm my manhood all the same. Understand:
I dont give a damn for the lot of you. _[He hurries out, rather
afraid of the consequences of this defiance, which has provoked Johnny
to an impatient movement towards him]._
HYPATIA. Thank goodness hes gone! Oh, what a bore! WHAT a bore!!!
Talk, talk, talk!
TARLETON. Patsy: it's no good. We're going to talk. And we're
going to talk about you.
JOHNNY. It's no use shirking it, Pat. We'd better know where we are.
LORD SUMMERHAYS. Come, Miss Tarleton. Wont you sit down? I'm very
|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 Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
cattleman who had just pushed his way in noticed that the frosty
blue eyes never released for an instant those of the enemy.
The bully at the table passed an uncertain hand over his face to
clear his blurred vision, poised the cruel blade in his hand, and
sent it flashing forward with incredible swiftness. The steel
buried itself two inches deep in the soft pine beside Bucky's
head. So close had it shaved him that a drop of blood gathered
and dropped from his ear to the floor.
"Good shot," commented the ranger quietly, and on the instant his
revolver seemed to leap from its holster to his hand. Without
raising or moving his arm in the least, Bucky fired.