|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
pale, and sank down in his chair, concealing his face in his
hands. "Madame, madame," he murmured, "what opinion can you
have of me, when you make me such an offer?"
"Of you!" returned the marquise. "Tell me, rather, what you
yourself think of the step I have taken."
"You bring me this money for myself, and you bring it
because you know me to be embarrassed. Nay, do not deny it,
for I am sure of it. Can I not read your heart?"
"If you know my heart, then, can you not see that it is my
heart I offer you?"
"I have guessed rightly, then," exclaimed Fouquet. "In
Ten Years Later
|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 Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
-- a sound animal without psychological subtleties, and probably
having vital processes of the simplest and healthiest sort. Now,
with the eyes closed, it looked more asleep than dead; though
the expert test of my friend soon left no doubt on that score.
We had at last what West had always longed for -- a real dead
man of the ideal kind, ready for the solution as prepared according
to the most careful calculations and theories for human use. The
tension on our part became very great. We knew that there was
scarcely a chance for anything like complete success, and could
not avoid hideous fears at possible grotesque results of partial
animation. Especially were we apprehensive concerning the mind
Herbert West: Reanimator