|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
would prove himself worthy to be her son's tutor and of the
extraordinary confidence they had placed in him.
After all, Pemberton reflected, it was only a difference of theory
and the theory didn't matter much. They had hitherto gone on that
of remunerated, as now they would go on that of gratuitous,
service; but why should they have so many words about it? Mrs.
Moreen at all events continued to be convincing; sitting there with
her fifty francs she talked and reiterated, as women reiterate, and
bored and irritated him, while he leaned against the wall with his
hands in the pockets of his wrapper, drawing it together round his
legs and looking over the head of his visitor at the grey negations
|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 Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum:
it melted away entirely and I was left alone and helpless on the cold,
"It doesn't seem cold to me, Polly," said Dorothy; "but perhaps you're
not warmly dressed."
"I'm so used to living nearer the sun," replied the Rainbow's Daughter,
"that at first I feared I would freeze down here. But my dance has
warmed me some, and now I wonder how I am ever to get home again."
"Won't your father miss you, and look for you, and let down another
rainbow for you?"
"Perhaps so, but he's busy just now because it rains in so many parts
of the world at this season, and he has to set his rainbow in a lot of
The Road to Oz