|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
camp right away."
The demijohn of spirits was brought down from the "Bertha" and
passed around, Wilbur and Moran drinking from the tin cup, the
coolies from the bottle. Hoang was fettered and locked in the
"Now, then, are we ready?" cried Moran.
"I tink all light," answered Charlie.
The party set off down the beach. The moon had long since gone
down, and the dawn was whitening over the eastern horizon.
Landward, ragged blankets of morning mist lay close in the hollows
here and there. It was profoundly still. The stars were still
|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 Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
doing?" asked McIntyre.
"I did, and found no trace of your securities, Colonel."
McIntyre lifted his eyebrows as he smiled sarcastically. "Can I
see Rochester?" he asked.
"He is in Cleveland; I don't know just when he will be back."
"Indeed? Too bad you haven't the benefit of his advice," remarked
McIntyre insolently. "At Clymer's request, Kent, I have allowed
you until Saturday night to find the securities and either clear
Turnbull's name or admit his guilt; there remain two days and a
half before I take the affair in my own hands and make it public."
"I hope to establish Turnbull's innocence before that time," retorted
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