|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
meat and celebrate the return of their fellows, had not
Tarzan insisted that they take what sleep they could, against
the work of the coming day.
At that, sleep was no easy matter, for the women who
had lost their men or their children in the day's massacre
and battle made night hideous with their continued wailing
and howling. Finally, however, Tarzan succeeded in silencing
them, on the plea that their noise would attract the Arabs to
their hiding-place, when all would be slaughtered.
When dawn came Tarzan explained his plan of battle to
the warriors, and without demur one and all agreed that it
The Return of Tarzan
|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 When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
Aunt Selina turned on him and Mr. Harbison, who were standing
together, with a snort.
"What have you, or YOU, ever done for the independence of woman?"
Mr. Harbison smiled. He had been looking rather grave until then.
"We have at least remained unmarried," he retorted. And then
dinner was again announced.
He was to take me out, and he came across the room to where I sat
collapsed in a chair, and bent over me.
"Do you know," he said, looking down at me with his clear,