|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Hidden Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac:
Come," she continued, seeming to make a violent effort. "If our love
perishes, if I put into my heart a long regret, thy fame shall be the
guerdon of my obedience to thy will. Let us enter. I may yet live
again,--a memory on thy palette."
Opening the door of the house the two lovers met Porbus coming out.
Astonished at the beauty of the young girl, whose eyes were still wet
with tears, he caught her all trembling by the hand and led her to the
"There!" he cried; "is she not worth all the masterpieces in the
Frenhofer quivered. Gillette stood before him in the ingenuous, simple
|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 Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
ment for his horse and himself.
It was of great importance, therefore, to spare his horse,
for he could not tell when or how he might be able to re-
place it. Desiring, however, to put the greatest possible
distance between himself and the horsemen who had no
doubt been dispatched in pursuit, he resolved to push on.
After one hour's rest he resumed his course across the
Hitherto the weather had been propitious for his journey.
The temperature was endurable. The nights at this time
of the year are very short, and as they are lighted by the