|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
but Harry paid very little attention to what he said.
"I say, do look, Harry!" cried Jack. "See what numbers of people
come to visit us! Cheer up, old fellow! Do the honors of the place
a little better. If you look so glum, you'll make all these outside
folks think you envy their life above-ground."
"Never mind me, Jack," answered Harry. "You are jolly enough for two,
I'm sure; that's enough."
"I'll be hanged if I don't feel your melancholy creeping over me though!"
exclaimed Jack. "I declare my eyes
are getting quite dull, my lips are drawn together,
my laugh sticks in my throat; I'm forgetting all my songs.
|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 Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
perfectly that strenuous competition would inevitably ensue as
soon as the Lazy D beheld the attraction he had brought into
their midst. Nor did he need a phrenologist to tell him that Nora
was a born flirt and that her shy slant glances were meant to
penetrate tough hides to tender hearts. But this did not
discourage him, and he set about making his individual impression
while he had her all to himself. He wasn't at all sure how deep
this went, but he had the satisfaction of hearing his first name,
the one she had told him she had no need of, fall tentatively
from her pretty lips before the other boys caught a glimpse of