|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
of patronage. I like to associate with people on the same terms
as I do in my own country; that's a peculiar taste that I have.
But here people seem to expect something else--Heaven knows what!
I am afraid you will think I am very ungrateful, for I certainly
have received a great deal of attention. The last time I was here,
a lady sent me a message that I was at liberty to come and see her."
"Dear me! I hope you didn't go," observed Percy Beaumont.
"You are deliciously naive, I must say that for you!"
Mrs. Westgate exclaimed. "It must be a great advantage to you here
in London. I suppose that if I myself had a little more naivete,
I should enjoy it more. I should be content to sit on a chair
|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 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
"now let us go home, and never mind Aunt March today. We
can run down there any time, and it's really a pity to trail
through the dust in our best bibs and tuckers, when we are
tired and cross."
"Speak for yourself, if you please. Aunt March likes to have us
pay her the compliment of coming in style, and making a formal call.
It's a little thing to do, but it gives her pleasure, and I don't
believe it will hurt your things half so much as letting dirty dogs
and clumping boys spoil them. Stoop down, and let me take the
crumbs off of your bonnet."
"What a good girl you are, Amy!" said Jo, with a repentant