|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
similar sores about the throats of the grey, unshaven old man
and his slattemly, crinkly-haired albino daughter.
In the spring
after Wilbur's birth Lavinia resumed her customary rambles in
the hills, bearing in her misproportioned arms the swarthy child.
Public interest in the Whateleys subsided after most of the country
folk had seen the baby, and no one bothered to comment on the
swift development which that newcomer seemed every day to exhibit.
Wilbur's growth was indeed phenomenal, for within three months
of his birth he had attained a size and muscular power not usually
found in infants under a full year of age. His motions and even
The Dunwich Horror
|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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle:
"'The sundial in the garden. There is no other,' said I; 'but the
papers must be those that are destroyed.'
"'Pooh!' said he, gripping hard at his courage. 'We are in a
civilized land here, and we can't have tomfoolery of this kind.
Where does the thing come from?'
"'From Dundee,' I answered, glancing at the postmark.
"'Some preposterous practical joke,' said he. 'What have I to do
with sundials and papers? I shall take no notice of such
"'I should certainly speak to the police,' I said.
"'And be laughed at for my pains. Nothing of the sort.'
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes