|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
climbed higher among the branches of the tree that I
might get a better view of other portions of the cliff.
High above the ground I reached a point whence I
could see the summit of the hill. Evidently it was a flat-
topped butte similar to that on which dwelt the tribe
As I sat gazing at it a figure appeared at the very
edge. It was that of a young girl in whose hair was a
gorgeous bloom plucked from some flowering tree of
the forest. I had seen her pass beneath me but a short
while before and enter the small cave that had
|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 Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
with a groan to look up at me, "somebody ought to warn that
young man. Human nature can stand a lot but it can't stand
everything. He's overdoing it!"
"They like it," I said.
"They think they do," he retorted. "Mark my words, Minnie, if he
adds another mile to the walk to-morrow there will be a mutiny.
Kingdoms may be lost by an extra blister on a heel."
Mr. von Inwald had been sitting with his feet straight out,
scowling, but now he turned and looked at me coolly.
"All that keeps me here," he said, "is Minnie's lovely hair. It
takes me mentally back home, Minnie, to a lovely lady--may I have