|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Philosophy 4 by Owen Wister:
measure been responsible for their journey, he filled with gayety. "Oh,
Johnnie's a bird!" said he. "He's that demure on first appearance.
Walked in last evening and wanted dinner. Did he tell you what he ate?
Guess he left out what he drank. Yes, he's demure."
You might suppose that upon their landlord's safe and sober return
fifteen minutes late, instead of on the expected noon of Thursday or
Friday, their landlady would show signs of pleasure; but Mrs. Diggs from
the porch threw an uncordial eye at the three arriving in the buggy.
Here were two more like Johnnie of last night. She knew them by the
clothes they wore and by the confidential tones of her husband's voice
as he chatted to them. He had been old enough to know better for twenty
|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 Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"Very well," I consented with an exaggerated sigh. "If you will
promise not to think I look like an idiot, I shall do it, knee and
I had to pass her to close the door behind us, but when I kissed
her again she protested that we were not really engaged.
I turned to look down at her. "It is a terrible thing," I said
exultantly, "to love a girl the way I love you, and to have only
one arm!" Then I closed the door.
>From across the street there came a sharp crescendo whistle, and a
vaguely familiar figure separated itself from the perk railing.
"Say," he called, in a hoarse whisper, "shall I throw the key down
The Man in Lower Ten