|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
his companions now kept closer company with him than ever before. But from
appearances they did not get all they wanted.
"We've got to move this here camp," said Bud.
Bud and Bill and Herky walked off down the gorge. Perhaps they really went
to find another place for the camp, for the present spot was certainly a
kind of trap. But from the looks of Greaser I guessed that they were
leaving him to keep guard while they went off to drink by themselves.
Greaser muttered and snarled. As the moments passed his face grew sullen.
All at once he came toward me. He bound my hands and my feet. Dick was
already securely tied, but Greaser put another lasso on him. Then he
slouched down the gorge. His high-peaked Mexican sombrero bobbed above the
The Young Forester
|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 Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:
young had looked to the old and known their stripped heritage.
"Miss La Heu," I said, "I could not tell you, you would not wish me to
tell you, what the sight of Kings Port has made me feel. But you will let
me say this: I have understood for a long while about your old people,
your old ladies, whose faces are so fine and sad."
I paused, but she merely looked at me, and her eyes were hard.
"And I may say this, too. I thank you very sincerely for bringing
completely home to me what I had begun to make out for myself. I hope the
Daughters of Dixie will go on singing of their heroes."
I paused again, and now she looked away, out of the window into Royal