|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini:
decided that they must have been mistaken.
Poor Ling Look, however, sobbingly said to
Kellar, ``I shall never leave Hong Kong alive.
My brother has called me to join him.'' This
prediction was fulfilled, for shortly after their
arrival in Hong Kong he underwent an operation
for a liver trouble, and died under the
knife. The brothers were buried in Happy
Valley, Hong Kong, in the year 1877.
All this was related to me at the Marlborough-
Blenheim, Atlantic City, in June, 1908,
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods
|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 Europeans by Henry James:
"I don't like men that are always eating cake!" Gertrude declared,
giving a pull at the lilac-bush.
Her companion glanced at her, and then looked down on the ground.
"I think father expected you would come to church," she said.
"What shall I say to him?"
"Say I have a bad headache."
"Would that be true?" asked the elder lady, looking straight
at the pond again.
"No, Charlotte," said the younger one simply.
Charlotte transferred her quiet eyes to her companion's face.
"I am afraid you are feeling restless."