|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
he demanded, and after a minute's consultation among the judges a
second pony was driven out from the corral. This one proved to be
a Tartar. It went off in a frenzy of pitching the moment its
rider dropped into the saddle.
"Y'u'll go a long way before you see better ridin' than his and
Mac's. Notice how he gives to its pitching," said Bannister, as
he watched his cousin's perfect ease in the cyclone of which he
was the center.
"I expect it depends on the kind of a 'hawss,'" she mocked. "He's
riding well, isn't he?"
"I don't know any that ride better."
|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 A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
The swampy lake extended for about half a mile from where they were
standing to the lower buttresses of the mountain. Feathery purple
reeds showed themselves here and there through the shallows. The
water was dark green. Maskull did not see how they were going to
Joiwind caught his arm. "Perhaps you don't know that the lake will
Panawe walked onto the water; it was so heavy that it carried his
weight. Joiwind followed with Maskull. He instantly started to slip
about - nevertheless the motion was amusing, and he learned so fast,
by watching and imitating Panawe, that he was soon able to balance