|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
encumbered with parcels and umbrellas and waterproofs, people
carrying bedroom candles, and such-like riffraff, kept getting in
his way and annoying him, although he sounded his electric bell,
and said, "Wonderful, wonderful!" at every corner....
HOW MR. HOOPDRIVER WENT TO HASLEMERE
There was some little delay in getting Mr. Hoopdriver's
breakfast, so that after all he was not free to start out of
Guildford until just upon the stroke of nine. He wheeled his
machine from the High Street in some perplexity. He did not know
whether this young lady, who had seized hold of his imagination
|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 Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton:
dollars in the bank."
Evelina made an impatient movement. "Of course I ain't
forgotten it. On'y it ain't enough. It would all have to go into
buying furniture, and if he was took sick and lost his place again
we wouldn't have a cent left. He says he's got to lay by another
hundred dollars before he'll be willing to take me out there."
For a while Ann Eliza pondered this surprising statement; then
she ventured: "Seems to me he might have thought of it before."
In an instant Evelina was aflame. "I guess he knows what's
right as well as you or me. I'd sooner die than be a burden to