|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
had subsided. "We'll go over to dinner now. Come, all of you. Jonathan, bring
Wetzel. Betty, make him come, if you can."
As the party slowly wended its way toward the colonel's cabin Jim and Nell
found themselves side by side. They had not exchanged a word since the evening
previous, when Jim had kissed her. Unable to look at each other now, and
finding speech difficult, they walked in embarrassed silence.
"Doesn't Joe look splendid in his hunting suit?" asked Jim, presently.
"I hadn't noticed. Yes; he looks well," replied Nell, carelessly. She was too
indifferent to be natural.
"Are you angry with him?"
The Spirit of the Border
|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 Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
FIRST MAN. We hide them in the folds of our tunics. We do not show
them to any one. If we showed them to any one they might leave us.
MYRRHINA. Where did ye meet with them?
FIRST MAN. They were given to us by an embalmer of the dead who had
found them in a tomb. We served him for seven years.
MYRRHINA. The dead are terrible. I am afraid of Death.
FIRST MAN. Death is not a god. He is only the servant of the gods.
MYRRHINA. He is the only god I am afraid of. Ye have seen many of
FIRST MAN. We have seen many of them. One sees them chiefly at
night time. They pass one by very swiftly. Once we saw some of the