|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
"At least you admit that you do fear. Well, for the lady Heddana
fear nothing. I sleep across the door of her hut, and while I
who have learned to love her, live, I say--for her fear nothing,
whatever may chance or whatever you may see or hear."
"I believe you, but, Nombe, you might die."
"Yes, I may die, but be sure of this, that when I die she will be
safe, and he who loves her also. Sleep well, Macumazahn, and do
not dream too much of what you heard and saw in Zikali's house."
Then before I could speak she turned and left me.
I did _not_ sleep well; I slept very badly. To begin with,
Maurice Anscombe, generally the most cheerful and nonchalant of
|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 Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
below and darknesses on every hand. But this time it was not
Sir Richmond. . . . Who was it? Surely it was Everyman.
Everyman had to travel at last along that selfsame road,
leaving love, leaving every task and every desire. But was it
Everyman? . . . A great fear and horror came upon the doctor.
That little figure was himself! And the book which was his
particular task in life was still undone. He himself stood in
his turn upon that lonely path with the engulfing darknesses
about him. . . .
He seemed to wrench himself awake.
He lay very still for some moments and then he sat up in bed.