|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
said Winterbourne, still laughing.
"Well, what do you believe now?"
"I believe that it makes very little difference whether you
are engaged or not!"
He felt the young girl's pretty eyes fixed upon him through
the thick gloom of the archway; she was apparently going to answer.
But Giovanelli hurried her forward. "Quick! quick!" he said;
"if we get in by midnight we are quite safe."
Daisy took her seat in the carriage, and the fortunate Italian
placed himself beside her. "Don't forget Eugenio's pills!"
said Winterbourne as he lifted his hat.
|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 Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and at last, to the red fires of sunset, night succeeds, and with
the night a new forest, full of whisper, gloom, and fragrance.
There are few things more renovating than to leave Paris, the
lamplit arches of the Carrousel, and the long alignment of the
glittering streets, and to bathe the senses in this fragrant
darkness of the wood.
In this continual variety the mind is kept vividly alive. It is a
changeful place to paint, a stirring place to live in. As fast as
your foot carries you, you pass from scene to scene, each
vigorously painted in the colours of the sun, each endeared by that
hereditary spell of forests on the mind of man who still remembers