|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
his shame. "I will tell you what I believe."
He told of his early dread of fear and baseness, and of the slow
development, expansion and complication of his idea of self-respect
until he saw that tgarden and made off down the winding road.
"Stop him!" cried Benham, and started in pursuit, suddenly afraid
The Chinese are a people of great curiosity, and a small pebble
sometimes starts an avalanche. . . .
White pieced together his conception of the circles of disturbance
that spread out from Benham's pursuit of Prothero's flying
|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 Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
Presently a fresh stir rose along the waterfront, and Carter saw
that the motions of the galley had begun to excite suspicion.
Evidently the steersman was not making for the right dock, and
probably the watchers had noticed the difference between the hideous
ghouls and the almost-human slaves whose places they were taking.
Some silent alarm must have been given, for almost at once a horde
of the mephitic moonbeasts began to pour from the little black
doorways of the windowless houses and down the winding road at
the right. A rain of curious javelins struck the galley as the
prow hit the wharf felling two ghouls and slightly wounding another;
but at this point all the hatches were thrown open to emit a black
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath