|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
coat. Somehow, all the same, these very garments - he wouldn't
have minded them so much on a weekday - were disconcerting to Paul
Overt, who forgot for the moment that the head of the profession
was not a bit better dressed than himself. He had caught a glimpse
of a regular face, a fresh colour, a brown moustache and a pair of
eyes surely never visited by a fine frenzy, and he promised himself
to study these denotements on the first occasion. His superficial
sense was that their owner might have passed for a lucky
stockbroker - a gentleman driving eastward every morning from a
sanitary suburb in a smart dog-cart. That carried out the
impression already derived from his wife. Paul's glance, after a
|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 Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
my tenement to share these risks. Procure me the resiliation
of the lease, and I shall feel myself your debtor.'
'I must tell you, madam,' replied his highness, 'that Colonel
Geraldine is but a cloak for myself; and I should be sorry
indeed to think myself so unacceptable a tenant.'
'Your highness,' said I, 'I have conceived a sincere
admiration for your character; but on the subject of house
property, I cannot allow the interference of my feelings. I
will, however, to prove to you that there is nothing personal
in my request, here solemnly engage my word that I will never
put another tenant in this house.'