|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
gaped and swallowed it. A barrister of the least self-respect
should have refused to listen to clients who came before him in a
manner so irregular, and he had listened. And O, if he had only
listened; but he had gone upon their errand--he, a barrister,
uninstructed even by the shadow of a solicitor--upon an errand
fit only for a private detective; and alas!--and for the
hundredth time the blood surged to his brow--he had taken their
money! 'No,' said he, 'the thing is as plain as St Paul's. I
shall be dishonoured! I have smashed my career for a five-pound
Between the possibility of being hanged in all innocence, and the
|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 Gobseck by Honore de Balzac:
were going to play off a trick on me; and now, thanks to you, I shall
have a good laugh at their expense to-night.'
"There was something frightful about the old man's ecstasy. It was the
one occasion when he opened his heart to me; and that flash of joy,
swift though it was, will never be effaced from my memory.
" 'Favor me so far as to stay here,' he added. 'I am armed, and a sure
shot. I have gone tiger-hunting, and fought on the deck when there was
nothing for it but to win or die; but I don't care to trust yonder
"He sat down again in his armchair before his bureau, and his face
grew pale and impassive as before.