|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
fever swept through the sophomore class and they bent over the
bones till three o'clock many a sultry night. After one session
they came out of Sloane's room to find the dew fallen and the
stars old in the sky.
"Let's borrow bicycles and take a ride," Amory suggested.
"All right. I'm not a bit tired and this is almost the last night
of the year, really, because the prom stuff starts Monday."
They found two unlocked bicycles in Holder Court and rode out
about half-past three along the Lawrenceville Road.
"What are you going to do this summer, Amory?"
"Don't ask mesame old things, I suppose. A month or two in Lake
This Side of Paradise
|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 Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
switching his tail.
"I hear," Mowgli answered. "Bagheera, why dost thou shake all
over? The sun is warm."
"That is Ferao, the scarlet woodpecker," said Bagheera. "HE has
not forgotten. Now I, too, must remember my song," and he began
purring and crooning to himself, harking back dissatisfied
again and again.
"There is no game afoot," said Mowgli.
"Little Brother, are BOTH thine ears stopped? That is no
killing-word, but my song that I make ready against the need."
"I had forgotten. I shall know when the Time of New Talk is
The Second Jungle Book