|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from King James Bible:
dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
LAM 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because
of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest:
all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
LAM 1:4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn
feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are
afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
LAM 1:5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the
LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her
children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
LAM 1:6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her
King James Bible
|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 Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
Whittleford's old cadaver coupe from the Roosevelt. I ought to know
that gong. Yes, I suppose I've written some interesting stuff at
"You wait," says Buck; "I'm going to throw an item of news in your
Buck reaches in his pocket and hands me a key. I knew what he meant
before he spoke. Confounded old buccaneer--I knew what he meant. They
don't make them any better than Buck.
"Pick," says he, looking at me hard, "ain't this graft a little out of
our line? Do we want Jakey to marry Rosa Steinfeld?"
"You've got my vote," says I. "I'll have it here in ten minutes." And