|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll:
into the ditch, without attempting to stop them.
"And the Mouse found a Shoe, and it thought it were a Mouse-trap.
So it got right in, and it stayed in ever so long."
"Why did it stay in?" said Sylvie. Her function seemed to be much the
same as that of the Chorus in a Greek Play: she had to encourage the
orator, and draw him out, by a series of intelligent questions.
"'Cause it thought it couldn't get out again," Bruno explained.
"It were a clever mouse. It knew it couldn't get out of traps!"
But why did it go in at all?" said Sylvie.
"--and it jamp, and it jamp," Bruno proceeded, ignoring this question,
"and at last it got right out again. And it looked at the mark in the
Sylvie and Bruno
|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 Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
Otomie. She had set it there while I slept, and with it a lock of
her long hair. Both shall be buried with me.
I laid her in the ancient sepulchre amid the bones of her
forefathers and by the bodies of her children, and two days later I
rode to Mexico in the train of Bernal Diaz. At the mouth of the
pass I turned and looked back upon the ruins of the City of Pines,
where I had lived so many years and where all I loved were buried.
Long and earnestly I gazed, as in his hour of death a man looks
back upon his past life, till at length Diaz laid his hand upon my
'You are a lonely man now, comrade,' he said; 'what plans have you