|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
of the affair. But of course such an expectation would be
ridiculous. No, the journey would continue to be humdrum to the
end, he was wearily assured of that, and consequently attempted
to steal a half hour's sleep while propped against a window with
his feet in the seat opposite.
The gallant lieutenant was awakened by a cessation of the
drumming of the wheels. Opening his eyes, he saw that the train
was no longer in motion. He also saw--and his consciousness of
that fact was much more acute--the rim of a revolver about six
inches from his forehead. Behind the revolver was a man, a young
Spanish gypsy, and he was offering the officer very good advice.
|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 Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
liked your sitters to have some one to chat to."
Hallward bit his lip. "If Dorian wishes it, of course you must stay.
Dorian's whims are laws to everybody, except himself."
Lord Henry took up his hat and gloves. "You are very pressing, Basil, but I
am afraid I must go. I have promised to meet a man at the Orleans.
Good-bye, Mr. Gray. Come and see me some afternoon in Curzon Street.
I am nearly always at home at five o'clock. Write to me when you are coming.
I should be sorry to miss you."
"Basil," cried Dorian Gray, "if Lord Henry Wotton goes, I shall go, too.
You never open your lips while you are painting, and it is horribly dull
standing on a platform and trying to look pleasant. Ask him to stay.
The Picture of Dorian Gray