|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
"They learn it soon enough," said Kate. "Philip is right.
Fashion lies in the eye. People fix their own position by the
way they don't look at you."
"There is a certain indifference of manner," philosophized
Malbone, "before which ingenuous youth is crushed. I may know
that a man can hardly read or write, and that his father was a
ragpicker till one day he picked up bank-notes for a million.
No matter. If he does not take the trouble to look at me, I
must look reverentially at him."
"Here is somebody who will look at Hope," cried Kate, suddenly.
A carriage passed, bearing a young lady with fair hair, and a
|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 Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
said good-bye. He kissed her quite soberly.
"I wish I could help, sweetheart," said he.
She shook her head at him.
"You do help," she replied.
>From Gerald at the club, Orde sought more intimate news of what was
going on. For several days, however, the young man absented himself
from his usual haunts. It was only at the end of the week that Orde
succeeded in finding him.
"No," Gerald answered his greeting, "I haven't been around much.
I've been sticking pretty close home."
Little by little, Orde's eager questions drew out the truth of the