|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Exiles by Honore de Balzac:
complaint of the smallest damage."
As she spoke, she went straight up to her husband and took him by the
"Come with me," she added, pulling him up and out on to the steps.
When they were down by the water in their little garden, Jacqueline
looked saucily in her husband's face.
"I would have you to know, you old gaby, that when my lady fair goes
out, a piece of gold comes into our savings-box."
"Oh, ho!" said the constable, who stood silent and meditative before
his wife. But he presently said, "Any way, we are done for.--What
brings the dame to our house?"
|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 Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
he stood a far better chance of reaching the Fort in safety than did he
With a lurid light in his eyes Wetzel now turned to the Indians. He would
never leave that spot without sending a leaden messenger into the heart of
someone in that camp. Glancing on all sides he at length selected a place
where it was possible he might approach near enough to the camp to get a shot.
He carefully studied the lay of the ground, the trees, rocks, bushes,
grass,--everything that could help screen him from the keen eye of savage
scouts. When he had marked his course he commenced his perilous descent. In an
hour he had reached the bottom of the cliff. Dropping flat on the ground, he
once more started his snail-like crawl. A stretch of swampy ground, luxuriant