|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
"Go on. He won't annoy you. I think he realizes that his presumptuous
little flirtation is over."
They were gone, without a word, snapped out, made accidental, isolated,
like ghosts, even from our pity.
After a moment Tom got up and began wrapping the unopened bottle of
whiskey in the towel.
"Want any of this stuff? Jordan? . . . Nick?"
I didn't answer.
"Nick?" He asked again.
The Great Gatsby
|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 Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling:
end, and who was Pluffles, to resist? He went on trusting to his
judgment, and he got judged.
I have seen Hayes argue with a tough horse--I have seen a tonga-
driver coerce a stubborn pony--I have seen a riotous setter broken
to gun by a hard keeper--but the breaking-in of Pluffles of the
"Unmentionables" was beyond all these. He learned to fetch and
carry like a dog, and to wait like one, too, for a word from Mrs.
Reiver. He learned to keep appointments which Mrs. Reiver had no
intention of keeping. He learned to take thankfully dances which
Mrs. Reiver had no intention of giving him. He learned to shiver
for an hour and a quarter on the windward side of Elysium while