|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories by Alice Dunbar:
Franklin, hack-driving and doing odd jobs. When winter came,
there was a general exodus to New Orleans, a hundred miles away,
where work was to be had as cigar-makers. There is money, plenty
of it, in cigar-making, if one can get in the right place. Of
late, however, there had been a general slackness of the trade.
Last winter oftentimes Sylves' had walked the streets out of
work. Many were the Creole boys who had gone to Chicago to earn
a living, for the cigar-making trade flourishes there
wonderfully. Friends of Sylves' had gone, and written home
glowing accounts of the money to be had almost for the asking.
When one's blood leaps for new scenes, new adventures, and one
The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories
|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 King James Bible:
burnt offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.
EXO 40:30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and
the altar, and put water there, to wash withal.
EXO 40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their
EXO 40:32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when
they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses.
EXO 40:33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the
altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the
EXO 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the
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