|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories by Mark Twain:
gaiety and a good time Saturday night, if Henry thought she wouldn't
be too tired after her journey to be kept up.
"Tired? She tired! Oh, hear the man! Joe, YOU know she'd sit up
six weeks to please any one of you!"
When Joe heard that there was a letter, he asked to have it read,
and the loving messages in it for him broke the old fellow all up;
but he said he was such an old wreck that THAT would happen to him
if she only just mentioned his name. "Lord, we miss her so!"
Saturday afternoon I found I was taking out my watch pretty often.
Henry noticed it, and said, with a startled look:
|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 U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
* This report identifies by name only those LASL and MED personnel who
are well-known historical figures.
During the first two years of the Manhattan Project, work proceeded at
a slow but steady pace. Significant technical problems had to be
solved, and difficulties in the production of plutonium, particularly
the inability to process large amounts, often frustrated the
scientists. Nonetheless, by 1944 sufficient progress had been made to
persuade the scientists that their efforts might succeed. A test of
the plutonium implosion device was necessary to determine if it would
work and what its effects would be. In addition, the scientists were
concerned about the possible effects if the conventional explosives in