|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
easy jump brought him across the stream, and Lute angled him up the bank and
halted before her lover.
"Well?" she asked.
"I am all tense," Chris answered. "I was holding my breath."
"Buy him, by all means," Lute said, dismounting. "He is a bargain. I could
dare anything on him. I never in my life had such confidence in a horse's
"His owner says that he has never been known to lose his feet, that it is
impossible to get him down."
"Buy him, buy him at once," she counselled, "before the man changes his mind.
If you don't, I shall. Oh, such feet! I feel such confidence in them that when
|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 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
and sighed. A disgust of life weighed upon her
heart; some such feeling as had twice frozen
Frank Shabata's features while they talked
together. She wished she were back on the
When Alexandra entered her hotel, the clerk
held up one finger and beckoned to her. As she
approached his desk, he handed her a telegram.
Alexandra took the yellow envelope and looked