|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
evenings we smoked and talked, and never dreamt of going out
except for exercise. And I never enjoyed myself more in my life.
I cleared all my expenses and got initiated into the business
without a fee in the bargain.
PRAED. But bless my heart and soul, Miss Warren, do you call
that discovering art?
VIVIE. Wait a bit. That wasnt the beginning. I went up to town
on an invitation from some artistic people in Fitzjohn's Avenue:
one of the girls was a Newnham chum. They took me to the
PRAED [approving] Ah!! [He sits down, much relieved].
|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 Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
the bridle, and the horse stopped, as if accustomed to the
circumstance, and pawed the ground gently, or yawed his neck for
pastime. Mr. Uxbridge folded his arms and raised his head to look
seaward. It seemed to me as if he were about to address the jury.
I had dropped so entirely from my observance of the landscape that
I jumped when he resumed the bridle and turned his horse to come
back. I slipped from my seat to look among the bushes, determined
that he should not recognize me; but my attempt was a failure--he
did not ride by the second time.
"Miss Huell!" And he jumped from his saddle, slipping his arm
through the bridle.