|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
and I very naturally do not wish them to fall into the hands of
Colonel McIntyre, the father of the girl I hope to marry."
Ferguson smiled understandingly. "I see. From what I know of
Colonel McIntyre there's a very narrow, nagging spirit concealed
under his frank and engaging manner; I wish you joy of your future
father-in-law," and he chuckled.
"Thanks," dryly. "You haven't answered my question as to who stood
nearest the porch table, Ferguson."
The detective looked thoughtful. "We all stood fairly near; perhaps
Mrs. Brewster was a shade the nearest. Mr. Clymer was offering her
a chair when that noise came from the dining room. There's one thing
The Red Seal
|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 Koran:
we were with you!' does not God know best what is in the breasts of
the worlds? God will surely know those who believe, and will surely
know the hypocrites.
And those who misbelieved said to those who believed, 'Follow our
path, we will bear your sins; but they could not bear their sins at
all; verily, they are liars! But they shall surely bear their own
burdens, and burdens with their burdens; and they shall surely be
asked upon the resurrection day concerning what they did devise.
And we sent Noah to his people, and he dwelt among them for a
thousand years save fifty years; and the deluge overtook them while
they were unjust: but we saved him and the fellows of the ark, and