|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard:
"O Watcher-by-Night," he said, "I am Tshoza, the brother of Matiwane,
Saduko's father, the only one of his brothers that escaped the slaughter
on the night of the Great Killing. Is it not so?"
"It is so," exclaimed the serried ranks behind him.
"I acknowledge Saduko as my chief, and so do we all," went on Tshoza.
"So do we all," echoed the ranks.
"Since Matiwane died we have lived as we could, O Macumazana; like
baboons among the rocks, without cattle, often without a hut to shelter
us; here one, there one. Still, we have lived, awaiting the hour of
vengeance upon Bangu, that hour which Zikali the Wise, who is of our
blood, has promised to us. Now we believe that it has come, and one and
Child of Storm
|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 Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
Quae omnia ab his diligenter ad diem facta sunt. Ipse Diviciacum Haeduum
magnopere cohortatus docet quanto opere rei publicae comnlunisque salutis
intersit manus hostium distineri, ne cum tanta multitudine uno tempore
confligendum sit. Id fieri posse, si suas copias Haedui in fines
Bellovacorum introduxerint et eorum agros populari coeperint. His
mandatis eum a se dimittit. Postquam omnes Belgarum copias in unum locum
coactas ad se venire vidit neque iam longe abesse ab iis quos miserat
exploratoribus et ab Remis cognovit, flumen Axonam, quod est in extremis
Remorum finibus, exercitum traducere maturavit atque ibi castra posuit.
Quae res et latus ullum castrorum ripis fluminis muniebat et post eum quae
erant tuta ab hostibus reddebat et commeatus ab Remis reliquisque