|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"Well," growled Rokoff, with a shrug, "I cannot see what you
are going to do about it. This vessel flies the English flag.
I have as much right on board her as you, and from the
fact that you are booked under an assumed name I imagine
that I have more right."
"We will not discuss it, Rokoff. All I wanted to say to
you is that you must keep away from Miss Strong--she is a
Rokoff turned scarlet.
"If you don't I shall pitch you overboard," continued Tarzan.
"Do not forget that I am just waiting for some excuse."
The Return of Tarzan
|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 Nana, Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille by Emile Zola:
he stood upright again, and his face was very white. The stage had
disappeared, and he now saw only the reverse side of the scenery
with its display of old posters pasted up in every direction. On
the practicable slope, among the lines of gas jets, the whole of
Olympus had rejoined the dozing Mme Drouard. They were waiting for
the close of the act. Bosc and Fontan sat on the floor with their
knees drawn up to their chins, and Prulliere stretched himself and
yawned before going on. Everybody was worn out; their eyes were
red, and they were longing to go home to sleep.
Just then Fauchery, who had been prowling about on the O.P. side
ever since Bordenave had forbidden him the other, came and