|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
whenever she thinks or acts, the temptress, the enchantress; the
victim (according to a very ancient calumny) of passions more
violent, often more lawless, than man's.
Such a conception of women must make "Telemaque," to the end of
time, useless as a wholesome book of education. It must have
crippled its influence, especially in France, in its own time. For
there, for good and for evil, woman was asserting more and more her
power, and her right to power, over the mind and heart of man.
Rising from the long degradation of the Middle Ages, which had
really respected her only when unsexed and celibate, the French
woman had assumed, often lawlessly, always triumphantly, her just
|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 Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
When they waked there was open water on the north beach of the
island, and all the loosened ice had been driven landward.
The first sound of the surf is one of the most delightful that
the Inuit can hear, for it means that spring is on the road.
Kotuko and the girl took hold of hands and smiled, for the
clear, full roar of the surge among the ice reminded them of
salmon and reindeer time and the smell of blossoming ground-
willows. Even as they looked, the sea began to skim over between
the floating cakes of ice, so intense was the cold; but on the
horizon there was a vast red glare, and that was the light of
The Second Jungle Book