|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
slope, leaning far back, her arms extended, increasing as much as
possible the length of each step. Orde followed at full speed.
When the bottom was reached, he steadied her to a halt. She shook
herself, straightened her hat, and wound the veil around it. Her
whole aspect seemed to have changed with the descent into the
conventionality of the village street. The old, gentle though
capable and self-contained reserve had returned. She moved beside
Orde with dignity.
"I came down with Jane and Mrs. Hubbard to see Mr. Hubbard off on
the boat for Milwaukee last night," she told him. "Of course we had
to wait over Sunday. Mrs. Hubbard and Jane had to see some relative
|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 Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
multiplies by five every thirty years it soon reaches the limits
of a country, especially a small one like this. They very soon
eliminated all the grazing cattle--sheep were the last to go, I believe.
Also, they worked out a system of intensive agriculture surpassing
anything I ever heard of, with the very forests all reset with
fruit- or nut-bearing trees.
Do what they would, however, there soon came a time when they
were confronted with the problem of "the pressure of population"
in an acute form. There was really crowding, and with it,
unavoidably, a decline in standards.
And how did those women meet it?