|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
foreign appearance. Then they saw the French Rolls, who were very
polite to them, and made a brief call upon the Parker H. Rolls, who
seemed a bit proud and overbearing.
"But they're not as stuck up as the Frosted Jumbles," declared Mr.
Bunn, "who are people I really can't abide. I don't like to be
suspicious or talk scandal, but sometimes I think the Jumbles have too
much baking powder in them."
Just then a dreadful scream was heard, and Dorothy turned hastily
around to find a scene of great excitement a little way down the
street. The people were crowding around Toto and throwing at him
everything they could find at hand. They pelted the little dog with
The Emerald City of Oz
|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 Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
before an attractive little villa surrounded by its own garden,
as were most of the houses in this quiet, aristocratic part of
The house was two stories high, but the upper windows were closed
and tightly curtained. This upper story was the apartment occupied
by the owner of the house, who was now in Italy with his invalid
wife. Otherwise the dainty little villa, built in the fashionable
Nuremberg style, with heavy wooden doors and lozenged-paned windows,
had no occupants except Professor Fellner and his servant. With
its graceful outlines and well-planned garden, the dwelling had a
most attractive appearance. Opposite it was the broad avenue known