|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
contendere. Item, cum ad oppidum accessisset castraque ibi poneret, pueri
mulieresque ex muro passis mallibus suo more pacem ab Romanis petierunt.
Pro his Diviciacus (nam post discessum Belgarum dimissis Haeduorum
copiis ad Cum reverterat) facit verba: Bellovacos omni tempore in fide
atque amicitia civitatis Haeduae fuisse; impulsos ab suis principibus, qui
dicerent Haeduos a Caesare in servitutem redacto. omnes indignitates
contumeliasque perferre, et ab Haeduis defecisse et populo Romano bellum
intulisse. Qui eius consilii principes fuissent, quod intellegerent
quantam calamitatem civitati intulissent, in Britanniam profugisse.
Petere non solum Bellovacos, sed etiam pro his Haeduos, ut sua clementia
ac mansuetudine in eos utatur. Quod si fecerit, Haeduorum auctoritatem
|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 Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
dollars a head to-day in Salt Lake City. A good start for a young man."
"No, I'm still in your debt."
"Then share alike with my sons in work and profit?"
"Yes, I can accept that."
"Good! Jack, I see happiness and prosperity for you. Do you remember
that night on the White Sage trail? Ah! Novell, the worst is over. We
can look forward to better times. It's not likely the rustlers will ride
into Utah again. But this desert will never be free from strife."
"Tell me of Mescal," said Hare.
"Ah! Yes, I'm coming to that." Naab bent his head over the log and
chipped off little pieces with his knife." Jack, will you come into the
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