|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson:
foot, and walk but lamely. Nay, there shall come a day between us;
he shall smart for all!"
"Would ye shoot at the moon with a hand-gun?" said Dick. "'Tis a
valiant knight, and hath a hand of iron. An he guessed I had made
or meddled with your flight, it would go sore with me."
"Ay, poor boy," returned the other, "y' are his ward, I know it.
By the same token, so am I, or so he saith; or else he hath bought
my marriage - I wot not rightly which; but it is some handle to
oppress me by."
"Boy again!" said Dick.
"Nay, then, shall I call you girl, good Richard?" asked Matcham.
|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 A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
decisive, it might be thought the German plans were unaffected by
the disastrous issue of the battle. I conceive nothing would be
further from the truth. Here was Tamasese penned on Mulinuu with
his troops; Apia, from which alone these could be subsisted, in the
hands of the enemy; a battle imminent, in which the German vessel
must apparently take part with men and battery, and the buildings
of the German firm were apparently destined to be the first target
of fire. Unless Becker re-established that which he had so lately
and so artfully thrown down - the neutral territory - the firm
would have to suffer. If he re-established it, Tamasese must
retire from Mulinuu. If Becker saved his goose, he lost his