|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
A fire from heavn came and shrivell'd up
Their bodies, even to loathing; for they so stunk,
That all those eyes adored them ere their fall
Scorn now their hand should give them burial.
'Twas very strange
And yet but justice; for though
This king were great; his greatness was no guard.
To bar heaven's shaft, but sin had his reward.
|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 Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
been thrown, and as the mare dashed on Lute saw him clinging to the side of
the horse, a hand in the mane and a leg across the saddle. With a quick cavort
he regained his seat and proceeded to fight with the mare for control.
But Dolly swerved from the road and dashed down a grassy slope yellowed with
innumerable mariposa lilies. An ancient fence at the bottom was no obstacle.
She burst through as though it were filmy spider-web and disappeared in the
underbrush. Lute followed unhesitatingly, putting Ban through the gap in the
fence and plunging on into the thicket. She lay along his neck, closely, to
escape the ripping and tearing of the trees and vines. She felt the horse drop
down through leafy branches and into the cool gravel of a stream's bottom.
From ahead came a splashing of water, and she caught a glimpse of Dolly,