|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
I should say."
Thorpe nodded, and put his finger to his forehead with a
meaning look. "No--he's a shade off in the upper story,"
he told her in a confidential tone. "Still, it's important
that I should see him,"--and with only a hasty hand-shake
he bustled out of the shop.
By the light of the street lamp opposite, she could see him
on the pavement, in the pelting rain, vehemently signalling
with his umbrella for a cab.
We've got a spare room here, haven't we?" Thorpe asked his niece,
|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 Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
will make the attempt to save you. But I must warn you that in case I
find I can not support the weight of your bodies I shall drop one or
both of you into the sea."
They looked grave at this prospect, but the biggest one said:
"We would soon meet death from starvation if you left us here on the
island; so, as there is at least a chance of our being able to escape
in your company I, for one, am willing to risk being drowned. It is
easier and quicker than being starved. And, as I'm the heavier,
I suppose you'll drop me first."
"Certainly," declared Rob, promptly.
This announcement seemed to be an encouragement to the little sailor,
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