|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
through it, even without the other thing, is gravely open to doubt.
The storm, with its fury of madly driven ice particles, must have
been beyond anything our expedition had encountered before. One
aeroplane shelter-wall, it seems, had been left in a far too flimsy
and inadequate state - was nearly pulverized - and the derrick
at the distant boring was entirely shaken to pieces. The exposed
metal of the grounded planes and drilling machinery was bruised
into a high polish, and two of the small tents were flattened
despite their snow banking. Wooden surfaces left out in the blaster
were pitted and denuded of paint, and all signs of tracks in the
snow were completely obliterated. It is also true that we found
At the Mountains of Madness
|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 Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
The smaller little girl shook her black curls and said: ``She is my
In all of her life Bessie Bell had never heard anything like that.
And all the other little girls who were playing joined in and said:
``Bessie Bell doesn't know what she is talking about. Of course you
are sisters. Everybody knows you are sisters!''
Bessie Bell was distressed to be told that she did not know what she
was talking about--and she knew so much about Sisters.
So she began to cry, very softly.
Then she stopped crying long enough to say: ``But I never saw