|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
twenty-second of June, after rushing upstairs as rapidly as her age
would permit, the devoted old soul burst into my room and in a half
whisper gasped "Sir! Sir!"
"What is it?"
"They are there!"
"Who?" I queried, my mind on anything but the web she had been
spinning about me.
"The two spies!"
"Ah, those wonderful spies!"
"Themselves! In the street! Right in front of our windows! Watching
the house, waiting for you to go out."
|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 Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
polishing the glass top of the bar with a cloth.
"Playing with the lid off back there, ain't they?" The sheriff's
nod indicated the distant faro-table.
"That's right, I guess. Only blue chips go."
"It's Wolf Leroy--that Mexican-looking fellow there," Hawkes
explained in a whisper. "A bad man with the gun, they say, too.
Well, him and York Neil and Scott Dailey blew in last night from
their mine, up at Saguache. Gave it out he was going to break the
bank, Leroy did. Backing that opinion usually comes high, but
Leroy is about two thousand to the good, they say."
"Scott Dailey? Don't think I know him."