|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
added; "bid me Sir James, if it may be so done, to enter him as a
squire-at-arms. Methinks he will be better serving so than in the
household, for he appeareth a soothly rough cub for a page."
Myles did look rustic enough, standing clad in frieze in the
midst of that gay company, and a murmur of laughter sounded
around, though he was too bewildered to fully understand that he
was the cause of the merriment. Then some hand drew him back--it
was Gascoyne's--there was a bustle of people passing, and the
next minute they were gone, and Myles and old Diccon Bowman and
the young squire were left alone in the anteroom.
Gascoyne looked very sour and put out. "Murrain upon it!" said
Men of Iron
|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 Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
the ground and the airman aloft have been described. Seeing that
wireless telegraphy has made such enormous strides and has
advanced to such a degree of perfection, one naturally would
conclude that it constitutes an ideal system of communication
under such conditions in military operations.
But this is not the case. Wireless is utilised only to a very
limited extent. This is due to two causes. The one is of a
technical, the other of a strategical character.
The uninitiated, bearing in mind the comparative ease with which
wireless installations may be established at a relatively small
expense, would not unreasonably think that no serious