|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
"I dare say your father has his reasons,'' Pemberton replied, but
too vaguely, as he was aware.
"For lying and cheating?"
"For saving and managing and turning his means to the best account.
He has plenty to do with his money. You're an expensive family."
"Yes, I'm very expensive," Morgan concurred in a manner that made
his preceptor burst out laughing.
"He's saving for YOU," said Pemberton. "They think of you in
everything they do."
"He might, while he's about it, save a little - " The boy paused,
and his friend waited to hear what. Then Morgan brought out oddly:
|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 Lucile by Owen Meredith:
On a fragment of stone, 'mid the wild weed and thistle,
And read over again that perplexing epistle.
In re-reading that letter, there roll'd from his mind
The raw mist of resentment which first made him blind
To the pathos breath'd through it. Tears rose in his eyes,
And a hope sweet and strange in his heart seem'd to rise.
The truth which he saw not the first time he read
That letter, he now saw--that each word betray'd
The love which the writer had sought to conceal.
His love was received not, he could not but feel,