|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
scraping of huge paws or claws attached to the end of two of their
four limbs, and walked by the expansion and contraction of a viscous
layer attached to their vast, ten-foot bases.
When the captive
mind's amazement and resentment had worn off, and when - assuming
that it came from a body vastly different from the Great Race's
- it had lost its horror at its unfamiliar temporary form, it
was permitted to study its new environment and experience a wonder
and wisdom approyimating that of its displacer.
precautions, and in exchange for suitable services, it was allowed
Shadow out of Time
|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 Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott:
much to your mind as I had hoped and you seemed to expect. How
did you rest last night?"
"Oh, excellently well! remarkably well! never better in my
life," said General Browne rapidly, and yet with an air of
embarrassment which was obvious to his friend. He then hastily
swallowed a cup of tea, and neglecting or refusing whatever else
was offered, seemed to fall into a fit of abstraction.
"You will take the gun to-day, General?" said his friend and
host, but had to repeat the question twice ere he received the
abrupt answer, "No, my lord; I am sorry I cannot have the
opportunity of spending another day with your lordship; my post