|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac:
francs we got out of Hulot for that report, and I can ask Henri for
"Henri--it is always Henri!" exclaimed Crevel.
"And do you suppose, you great baby of a Machiavelli, that I will cast
off Henri? Would France disarm her fleet?--Henri! why, he is a dagger
in a sheath hanging on a nail. That boy serves as a weather-glass to
show me if you love me--and you don't love me this morning."
"I don't love you, Valerie?" cried Crevel. "I love you as much as a
"That is not nearly enough!" cried she, jumping on to Crevel's knee,
and throwing both arms round his neck as if it were a peg to hang on
|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 The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
day or give it to Philip Rochester and ask his aid. I brought it
here on Wednesday morning and with Harry's permission put the
envelope in the safe."
"I tried to get it from there," volunteered Sylvester, "for I
overheard Turnbull's plan, before I left by the reception room
"So it was you and not Mr. Rochester whom I saw steal out of the
window," exclaimed Mrs. Brewster.
"It's not the first time I've been mistaken for him," exclaimed
Kent started and, gazing at Rochester and the clerk, saw there
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