|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
know of his character we should expect 'Anger' and 'Cruelty'
to be very full and instructive. But what earthly right he
had to meddle with ecclesiastical subjects it is hard to see.
Upon the 12th of the month he had received some information
concerning Gray's proceedings, but as it was excessively
indefinite in its character, he paid no attention to it. On
the evening of the 14th, Corporal Deanes was brought into
Dumfries, who affirmed stoutly that he had been shot while
refusing to sign the Covenant - a story rendered singularly
unlikely by the after conduct of the rebels. Sir James
instantly dispatched orders to the cessed soldiers either to
|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 An International Episode by Henry James:
"You don't believe I'm a humbug, eh?"
"No," said Bessie, "I don't."
"You are too tall to stand up, Lord Lambeth," Mrs. Westgate observed.
"You are only tolerable when you sit down. Be so good as to get a chair."
He found a chair and placed it sidewise, close to the two ladies.
"If I hadn't met Woodley I should never have found you," he went on.
"Should I, Woodley?"
"Well, I guess not," said the young American.
"Not even with my letter?" asked Mrs. Westgate.
"Ah, well, I haven't got your letter yet; I suppose I shall get it
this evening. I was awfully kind of you to write."