|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Witch, et. al by Anton Chekhov:
little children, and the Heavenly Mother will not abandon you."
He leaned his face on the old father's shoulder and gave a sob.
"Grigory Petrovitch, let us weep, let us weep with joy!" he said
in a thin voice, and then at once burst out laughing in a loud
bass guffaw. "Ho-ho-ho! This is a fine daughter-in-law for you
too! Everything is in its place in her; all runs smoothly, no
creaking, the mechanism works well, lots of screws in it."
He was a native of the Yegoryevsky district, but had worked in
the factories in Ukleevo and the neighborhood from his youth up,
and had made it his home. He had been a familiar figure for years
as old and gaunt and lanky as now, and for years he had been
|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 Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Murrayfield and a dead body in it. Glad the BALLADS amused you.
They failed to entertain a coy public, at which I wondered, not
that I set much account by my verses, which are the verses of
Prosator; but I do know how to tell a yarn, and two of the yarns
are great. RAHERO is for its length a perfect folk-tale: savage
and yet fine, full of tailforemost morality, ancient as the granite
rocks; if the historian, not to say the politician, could get that
yarn into his head, he would have learned some of his A B C. But
the average man at home cannot understand antiquity; he is sunk
over the ears in Roman civilisation; and a tale like that of RAHERO
falls on his ears inarticulate. The SPECTATOR said there was no