|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Dream Life and Real Life by Olive Schreiner:
with her great white arms and shoulders showing, and her bright hair
glittering in the candle-light, and the white rose fastened at her breast.
She looked like a queen. I said "Good-evening," and turned away quickly to
the glass to arrange my old black scarf across my old black dress.
Then I felt a hand touch my hair.
"Stand still," she said.
I looked in the glass. She had taken the white rose from her breast, and
was fastening it in my hair.
"How nice dark hair is; it sets off flowers so." She stepped back and
looked at me. "It looks much better there!"
I turned round.
|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 Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
with strong jaws closed upon a pulsing jugular, and there he
clung, with closed eyes, while his fingers sought another hold
upon the shaggy throat.
It was then that Meriem opened her eyes. At the sight before
her they went wide.
"Korak!" she cried. "Korak! My Korak! I knew that you
would come. Kill him, Korak! Kill him!" And with flashing
eyes and heaving bosom the girl, coming to her feet, ran to
Korak's side to encourage him. Nearby lay The Killer's spear,
where he had flung it as he charged the ape. The girl saw it and
snatched it up. No faintness overcame her in the face of this
The Son of Tarzan