|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
"Fraulein--what's your name--what are you smiling at?" called the Young
She blushed and looked up, hands quiet in her lap, looked across the empty
tables and shook her head.
"Come here, and I'll show you a picture," he commanded.
She went and stood beside him. He opened the book, and Sabina saw a
coloured sketch of a naked girl sitting on the edge of a great, crumpled
bed, a man's opera hat on the back of her head.
He put his hand over the body, leaving only the face exposed, then
scrutinised Sabina closely.
|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 Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
of personal property the strictly logical outcome
of his conclusions. The partition of his estates
between his wife and children, shortly before the
outbreak of the great famine in 1892, served to
relieve his mind partially; and the writings of
Henry George, with which he became acquainted
at this critical time, were an additional incentive
to concentrate his thoughts on the land question.
He began by reading the American propagandist's
"Social Problems," which arrested his attention
by its main principles and by the clearness and
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