|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
frightful! You pretend to pardon me, and you poison me!"
"I!" cried D'Artagnan. "I, wretch? What do you say?"
"I say that it was you who gave me the wine; I say that it
was you who desired me to drink it. I say you wished to
avenge yourself on me, and I say that it is horrible!"
"Do not think so, Brisemont," said D'Artagnan; "do not think
so. I swear to you, I protest--"
"Oh, but God is above! God will punish you! My God, grant
that he may one day suffer what I suffer!"
"Upon the Gospel," said D'Artagnan, throwing himself down by
the dying man, "I swear to you that the wine was poisoned
The Three Musketeers
|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 From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne:
500 pounds of cotton into twenty-seven cubic feet, the whole
quantity will not occupy a height of more than 180 feet within
the bore of the Columbiad. In this way the shot will have more
than 700 feet of bore to traverse under a force of 6,000,000,000
litres of gas before taking its flight toward the moon."
At this juncture J. T. Maston could not repress his emotion; he
flung himself into the arms of his friend with the violence of
a projectile, and Barbicane would have been stove in if he had
not been boom-proof.
This incident terminated the third meeting of the committee.
Barbicane and his bold colleagues, to whom nothing seemed
From the Earth to the Moon