|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
were those half-articulate thunder-croakings drawn? Presently
they began to gather renewed force and coherence as they grew
in stark, utter, ultimate frenzy.
'Eh-y-ya-ya-yahaah - e'yayayaaaa...
ngh'aaaaa... ngh'aaa... h'yuh... h'yuh... HELP! HELP! ...ff -
ff - ff - FATHER! FATHER! YOG-SOTHOTH!...'
But that was all.
The pallid group in the road, still reeling at the indisputably
English syllables that had poured thickly and thunderously down
from the frantic vacancy beside that shocking altar-stone, were
never to hear such syllables again. Instead, they jumped violently
The Dunwich Horror
|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 Heart of the West by O. Henry:
passing of the fairer Alvarita had enticed him to her trail. His hands
now flew instinctively to the holsters, but finding the weapons gone,
he spread his fingers outward with the eloquent, abjuring, deprecating
Latin gesture, and stood like a rock. Seeing his plight, the newcomer
unbuckled his own belt containing two revolvers, threw it upon the
ground, and continued to advance.
"Splendid!" murmured Alvarita, with flashing eyes.
As Bob Buckley, according to the mad code of bravery that his
sensitive conscience imposed upon his cowardly nerves, abandoned his
guns and closed in upon his enemy, the old, inevitable nausea of
Heart of the West