|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from What is Man? by Mark Twain:
shot at a good many kinds of game in the course of the book. Now
as to results. Here are some quaint definitions of words. It
will be noticed that in all of these instances the sound of the
word, or the look of it on paper, has misled the child:
ABORIGINES, a system of mountains.
ALIAS, a good man in the Bible.
AMENABLE, anything that is mean.
AMMONIA, the food of the gods.
ASSIDUITY, state of being an acid.
AURIFEROUS, pertaining to an orifice.
CAPILLARY, a little caterpillar.
What is Man?
|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 The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
They talked and planned, though in truth it was Euchre who
planned, Duane who listened and agreed. While awaiting the
return of Bland and his lieutenants it would be well for Duane
to grow friendly with the other outlaws, to sit in a few games
of monte, or show a willingness to spend a little money. The
two schemers were to call upon Mrs. Bland every day--Euchre to
carry messages of cheer and warning to Jennie, Duane to blind
the elder woman at any cost. These preliminaries decided upon,
they proceeded to put them into action.
No hard task was it to win the friendship of the most of those
good-natured outlaws. They were used to men of a better order
The Lone Star Ranger