|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 Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
Dwarf, smiling maliciously, "and thus they speak in their folly.
Have you marked the young cub of a wild cat that has been
domesticated, how sportive, how playful, how gentle,--but trust
him with your game, your lambs, your poultry, his inbred ferocity
breaks forth; he gripes, tears, ravages, and devours."
"Such is the animal's instinct," answered Earnscliff; "but what
has that to do with Hobbie?"
"It is his emblem--it is his picture," retorted the Recluse. "He
is at present tame, quiet, and domesticated, for lack of
opportunity to exercise his inborn propensities; but let the
trumpet of war sound--let the young blood-hound snuff blood, he