|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
It was, however, not purely in this strain that Morgan suddenly
asked: "But I say - how will you get to your jolly job? You'll
have to telegraph to the opulent youth for money to come on."
Pemberton bethought himself. "They won't like that, will they?"
"Oh look out for them!"
Then Pemberton brought out his remedy. "I'll go to the American
Consul; I'll borrow some money of him - just for the few days, on
the strength of the telegram."
Morgan was hilarious. "Show him the telegram - then collar the
money and stay!"
Pemberton entered into the joke sufficiently to reply that for
|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 Koran:
who wait and have not changed with fickleness.
That God might reward the truthful for their truth, and punish the
hypocrites if He please, or turn again towards them;-verily, God is
And God drove back the misbelievers in their rage; they gat no
advantage;-God was enough for the believers in the fight, for God is
And He drove down those of the people of the Book who had helped
them from their fortresses and hurled dread into their hearts; a
part ye slew and ye took captive a part: and He gave you their land,
and their dwellings, and their property for an inheritance, and a land