|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Silas Marner by George Eliot:
control himself, but conscious that if any one noticed him, they
must see that he was white-lipped and trembling.
But now all eyes at that end of the room were bent on Silas Marner;
the Squire himself had risen, and asked angrily, "How's this?--
what's this?--what do you do coming in here in this way?"
"I'm come for the doctor--I want the doctor," Silas had said, in
the first moment, to Mr. Crackenthorp.
"Why, what's the matter, Marner?" said the rector. "The
doctor's here; but say quietly what you want him for."
"It's a woman," said Silas, speaking low, and half-breathlessly,
just as Godfrey came up. "She's dead, I think--dead in the snow
|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 Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
full economic rewards of their labour, marriage or some form of sexual sale
was no more a matter of necessity to them; so far from this condition
causing a diminution in the number of permanent sex unions, one of the
heaviest bars to them would be removed. It is universally allowed that one
of the disease spots in our modern social condition is the increasing
difficulty which bars conscientious men from entering on marriage and
rearing families, if limited means would in the case of their death or
disablement throw the woman and their common offspring comparatively
helpless into the fierce stream of our modern economic life. If the woman
could justifiably be looked to, in case of the man's disablement or death,
to take his place as an earner, thousands of valuable marriages which