|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
following lines pencilled on the stump:
"What nature reared by centuries of toil,
A scalawag in half a day can spoil;
An equal fate for him may Heaven provide -
Damned in the moment of his tallest pride."
At Large - One Temper
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an
assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had
been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had
affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with
the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
|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 Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
on that list. She wished that she could cry, do something to ease
the iron fingers that were digging into her throat.
"I'm sorry, Scarlett," said Rhett. She looked up at him. She had
forgotten he was still there. "Many of your friends?"
She nodded and struggled to speak: "About every family in the
County--and all--all three of the Tarleton boys."
His face was quiet, almost somber, and there was no mocking in his
"And the end is not yet," he said. "These are just the first lists
and they're incomplete. There'll be a longer list tomorrow." He
lowered his voice so that those in the near-by carriages could not
Gone With the Wind