|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
And so he arranged it. Leaving the former governor and General
Carlo in the cell just vacated by them, Frances and he
accompanied Gabilonda to the secret room behind the corridor
All three parties to the introduction that followed acknowledged
secretly to a surprise. Miss Carmencita had expected the friend
of big, rough, homely O'Halloran to resemble him in kind, at
least. Instead, she looked on a bronzed young Apollo of the
saddle with something of that same lithe grace she knew and loved
in Juan Valdez. And the shy boy beside him--why, the darling was
sweet enough to kiss. The big, brown, helpless eyes, the
|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 Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
law and leaned back.
"Nothing wrong, is there?" he asked carelessly, fingering his collar.
Beryl's head was bent; she turned her plate in her fingers.
"Nothing," said her light voice. Then she too looked up, and smiled at
Stanley. "Why should there be?"
"O-oh! No reason at all as far as I know. I thought you seemed rather--"
At that moment the door opened and the three little girls appeared, each
carrying a porridge plate. They were dressed alike in blue jerseys and
knickers; their brown legs were bare, and each had her hair plaited and
pinned up in what was called a horse's tail. Behind them came Mrs.
Fairfield with the tray.