|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Bronte Sisters:
necessary arrangements concerning his departure and the conduct of
affairs during his absence, till the day before he went, when I
earnestly exhorted him to take care of himself and keep out of the
way of temptation. He laughed at my anxiety, but assured me there
was no cause for it, and promised to attend to my advice.
'I suppose it is no use asking you to fix a day for your return?'
'Why, no; I hardly can, under the circumstances; but be assured,
love, I shall not be long away.'
'I don't wish to keep you a prisoner at home,' I replied; 'I should
not grumble at your staying whole months away - if you can be happy
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
|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 Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
their voices--a pleasurable emotion sad and strange. But it was
only a precursor of his old bitter, sleepless, and eternal
vigilance. When he hid alone in the brakes he was safe from all
except his deeper, better self; when he escaped from this into
the haunts of men his force and will went to the preservation
of his life.
Mercer was the first village he rode into. He had many friends
there. Mercer claimed to owe Duane a debt. On the outskirts of
the village there was a grave overgrown by brush so that the
rude-lettered post which marked it was scarcely visible to
Duane as he rode by. He had never read the inscription. But he
The Lone Star Ranger