|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Schoolmistress and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov:
the bank in her name. Miguev remembered it, heaved a sigh, and
once more reproached himself with heartfelt repentance for the
momentary infatuation which had caused him so much worry and
When he reached his bungalow, he sat down to rest on the
doorstep. It was just ten o'clock, and a bit of the moon peeped
out from behind the clouds. There was not a soul in the street
nor near the bungalows; elderly summer visitors were already
going to bed, while young ones were walking in the wood. Feeling
in both his pockets for a match to light his cigarette, Miguev
brought his elbow into contact with something soft. He looked
The Schoolmistress and Other Stories
|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 Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
congratulations that I had won the love of a man like you.
"And they knew I loved you as well. How could I hide it?--this great,
wonderful thing that had entered into my life and swallowed up all my days!
For four years, Chris, I have lived only for you. Every moment was yours.
Waking, I loved you. Sleeping, I dreamed of you. Every act I have performed
was shaped by you, by the thought of you. Even my thoughts were moulded by
you, by the invisible presence of you. I had no end, petty or great, that you
were not there for me."
"I had no idea of imposing such slavery," he muttered.
"You imposed nothing. You always let me have my own way. It was you who were
the obedient slave. You did for me without offending me. You forestalled my