|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
rit the dead man," and he pointed to the little mound of
earth near the center of the clearing.
"We'll see," commented Burton, tersely, and he sent
two of his men back to the Case farm for spades. When
they returned a few minutes' labor revealed that so
much of Willie's story was true, for a quilt wrapped
corpse was presently unearthed and lying upon the
ground beside its violated grave. Willie's stock rose once
more to par.
In an improvised litter they carried the dead man
back to Case's farm where they left him after notifying
The Oakdale Affair
|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 Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:
mistress, went off singing the air of Cara non dubitare, in the
As it happened, the family were that day keeping the anniversary of a
family fete. At dessert Madame Planat, the Receiver-General's wife,
spoke with some enthusiasm of a young American owning an immense
fortune, who had fallen passionately in love with her sister, and made
through her the most splendid proposals.
"A banker, I rather think," observed Emilie carelessly. "I do not like
"But, Emilie," replied the Baron de Villaine, the husband of the
Count's second daughter, "you do not like lawyers either; so that if