|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac:
Coralie's dressing-room and consoled her, till she had no courage
left. She went home in despair, less for her own sake than for
"Braulard has betrayed us," Lucien said.
Coralie was heartstricken. The next day found her in a high fever,
utterly unfit to play, face to face with the thought that she had been
cut short in her career. Lucien hid the papers from her, and looked
them over in the dining-room. The reviewers one and all attributed the
failure of the piece to Coralie; she had overestimated her strength;
she might be the delight of a boulevard audience, but she was out of
her element at the Gymnase; she had been inspired by a laudable
|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 This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
of vanity, the crest of his young egotism.
The Romantic Egotist
The Egotist Considers
"OUCH! Let me go!"
He dropped his arms to his sides.
"What's the matter?"
"Your shirt studit hurt melook!" She was looking down at her
neck, where a little blue spot about the size of a pea marred its
This Side of Paradise