|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Glasses by Henry James:
guessed. She's in very bad danger."
"But from what cause? I, who by God's mercy have kept mine, know
everything that can be known about eyes," said Mrs. Meldrum.
"She might have kept hers if she had profited by God's mercy, if
she had done in time, done years ago, what was imperatively ordered
her; if she hadn't in fine been cursed with the loveliness that was
to make her behaviour a thing of fable. She may still keep her
sight, or what remains of it, if she'll sacrifice--and after all so
little--that purely superficial charm. She must do as you've done;
she must wear, dear lady, what you wear!"
What my companion wore glittered for the moment like a melon-frame
|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 Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
the worst species of fool--an ancient fool. It is useless
to pursue thy cause, for I will have none of thee. Let
me hence, if thou be a gentleman, and no word of what
hath transpired shall ever pass my lips. But let me go,
'tis all I ask, and it is useless to detain me for I cannot
give what you would have. I do not love you, nor ever
Her first words had caused the red of humiliation to
mottle his already ruby visage to a semblance of purple,
and now, as he attempted to rise with dignity he was
still further covered with confusion by the fact that his
The Outlaw of Torn