|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:
"Why the deuce," demanded Newman, "is she not pleased?
She gave you leave to marry me."
"Very true; I don't understand it. And yet I do 'mind it,' as you say.
You will call it superstitious."
"That will depend upon how much you let it bother you.
Then I shall call it an awful bore."
"I will keep it to myself," said Madame de Cintre, "It shall not bother you."
And then they talked of their marriage-day, and Madame de Cintre assented
unreservedly to Newman's desire to have it fixed for an early date.
Newman's telegrams were answered with interest.
Having dispatched but three electric missives, he received
|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 Rig Veda:
1. How, what priest's sacrifice hath he made mighty, rejoicing
Soma and its fountain?
Delighting in juice, eagerly drinking, the Lofty One hath waxed
2 What hero hath been made his feast-companion? Who hath been
in his loving-kindness?
What know we of his wondrous acts? How often comes he to aid
The Rig Veda