|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
shall lie awake all night choking with this cough. If you had it
you'd know what it was; but YOU'LL be comfortably asleep while I'm
in agony, and nobody near me. I wonder how you would like to pass
those fearful nights!' And he began to wail aloud, for very pity
'Since you are in the habit of passing dreadful nights,' I said,
'it won't be Miss who spoils your ease: you'd be the same had she
never come. However, she shall not disturb you again; and perhaps
you'll get quieter when we leave you.'
'Must I go?' asked Catherine dolefully, bending over him. 'Do you
want me to go, Linton?'
|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 Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
one of the lads had arisen, some sitting on the edge of their
beds, some nearly, others quite dressed. A half-dozen of the
Knights of the Rose came over to where Myles stood, gathering in
a body behind him and the others followed, one after another.
The bachelors were hardly prepared for such prompt and vigorous
"What is to do?" cried one of them, who stood near the two lads
with the buckets. "Why fetch ye not the water?"
"Falworth says we shall not fetch it," answered one of the lads,
a boy by the name of Gosse.
"What mean ye by that, Falworth?" the young man called to Myles.
Men of Iron