|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
time nothing further has been heard of him.
"Any information concerning him is requested to be sent to the President
of the Royal Institution, Edinburgh."
Jack Ryan, stopping before one of these advertisements,
read it twice over, with extreme surprise.
"Mr. Starr!" he exclaimed. "Why, on the 4th of December I
met him with Harry on the ladder of the Dochart pit!
That was ten days ago! And he has not been seen from that time!
That explains why my chum didn't come to Irvine."
And without taking time to inform the President of the Royal Institution
by letter, what he knew relative to James Starr, Jack jumped into
|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 Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac:
can allow himself. But God must be a good fellow; He cannot owe
me any grudge. I swear to you, I would give my whole fortune if
faith such as Bourgeat's could enter my brain."
Bianchon, who was with Desplein all through his last illness,
dares not affirm to this day that the great surgeon died an
atheist. Will not those who believe like to fancy that the humble
Auvergnat came to open the gate of Heaven to his friend, as he
did that of the earthly temple on whose pediment we read the
words--"A grateful country to its great men."
PARIS, January 1836.