|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
SECOND MAN. No. It was a white unicorn who lived in the cave.
When it saw the hermit coming the unicorn knelt down and worshipped
him. Many people saw it worshipping him.
FIRST MAN. I have talked with people who saw it.
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SECOND MAN. Some say he was a hewer of wood and worked for hire.
But that may not be true.
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MYRRHINA. What gods then do ye worship? Or do ye worship any gods?
There are those who have no gods to worship. The philosophers who
wear long beards and brown cloaks have no gods to worship. They
|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 Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne by Robert Louis Stevenson:
all turned round to stare upon the stranger. I had seen them
coming back last night, I saw them going afield again; and there
was the life of Bouchet in a nutshell.
When I came back to the inn for a bit of breakfast, the landlady
was in the kitchen combing out her daughter's hair; and I made her
my compliments upon its beauty.
'Oh no,' said the mother; 'it is not so beautiful as it ought to
be. Look, it is too fine.'
Thus does a wise peasantry console itself under adverse physical
circumstances, and, by a startling democratic process, the defects
of the majority decide the type of beauty.