|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen:
to be duped at least with good humour and good luck;
while she must withdraw with infinitely stronger feelings
to a retirement and reproach which could allow no second
spring of hope or character.
Where she could be placed became a subject of most
melancholy and momentous consultation. Mrs. Norris,
whose attachment seemed to augment with the demerits
of her niece, would have had her received at home and
countenanced by them all. Sir Thomas would not hear of it;
and Mrs. Norris's anger against Fanny was so much the greater,
from considering _her_ residence there as the motive.
|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 Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
running to them, led the blind man and the girl to a little
point at which was moored a raft.
The raft was just going to start. These Russians were
fugitives of different conditions, whom the same interest
had united at Lake Baikal. Driven back by the Tartar
scouts, they hoped to obtain a refuge at Irkutsk, but not
being able to get there by land, the invaders having occupied
both banks of the Angara, they hoped to reach it by descend-
ing the river which flows through the town.
Their plan made Michael's heart leap; a last chance was
before him, but he had strength to conceal this, wishing to