|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
think I'm going to meet my father and my mother for the first
time really, for I don't count that other time when we didn't
know. Suppose they shouldn't like me."
"Impossible. Suppose something reasonable," her lover replied.
"But they might not. You think, you silly boy, that because you
do everybody must. But I'm so glad I'm clothed and in my right
mind again. I couldn't have borne to meet my mother with that
boys suit on. Do you think I look nice in this? I had to take
what I could find ready-made, you know."
Unless his eyes were blinded by the glamour of love, he saw the
sweetest vision of loveliness he had known. Such a surpassing
|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 Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and her son you tell me they be, who you are so anxious
to hide away in old Til's garret. So it be well for you,
my Lord, to pay old Til well and add a few guilders
for the peace of her tongue if you would that your
prisoner find peace in old Til's house."
"Fetch me the bundle, hag," replied De Vac, "and
you shall have gold against a final settlement; more
even than we bargained for if all goes well and thou
holdest thy vile tongue."
But the old woman's threats had already caused De
Vac a feeling of uneasiness, which would have been
The Outlaw of Torn