|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
without his consent.
It was upon Gale's coming from this conference that he encountered
Nell. Since the interrupted siesta episode she had been more than
ordinarily elusive, and about all he had received from her was a
tantalizing smile from a distance. He got the impression now,
however, that she had awaited him. When he drew close to her he
was certain of it, and he experienced more than surprise.
"Dick," she began, hurriedly. "Dad's not going to send any one to
see about Thorne?"
"No, not yet. He thinks it best not to. We all think so. I'm
sorry. Poor Mercedes!"
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Norman of Torn."
"And which would it please ye most that I be?" he
"Neither," she answered, "I be satisfied with my
friend, Roger de Conde."
"So ye like not the Devil of Torn?" he asked.
"He has done me a great service, and I be under
monstrous obligations to him, but he be, nathless, the
Outlaw of Torn and I the daughter of an earl and a
"A most unbridgeable gulf indeed," commented Rog-
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from King James Bible:
abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he,
shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron
as a Jebusite.
ZEC 9:8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because
of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no
oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with
ZEC 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having
salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an
King James Bible
|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 Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:
and seeing that sweet pale face, those lovely eyes closed,
that beautiful form motionless and to all appearance
lifeless, the idea occurred to him for the first time, that
perhaps she loved him otherwise than as a daughter loves a
"Alas," murmured he, with intense suffering, "I might, then,
have been happy yet." Then he carried Haidee to her room,
resigned her to the care of her attendants, and returning to
his study, which he shut quickly this time, he again copied
the destroyed will. As he was finishing, the sound of a
cabriolet entering the yard was heard. Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo