|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
attempt was useless. He found me out at once. The persecution
went on. It was more terrible here than it had been in England.
There I had friends. I had hours, sometimes even whole days, to
"But this was not the worst. A new phase developed. From his
appearance it suddenly became apparent to me that Reginald
Maltravers could not stop haunting me if he wished!"
"COULD not stop?" cried Cleggett.
"COULD not," said Lady Agatha. "The hunt had become a monomania
with him. It had become an obsession. He had given his whole
mentality to it and it had absorbed all his faculties. He was
|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 At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
the frantic beasts themselves. All three sledges were gone, and
we have tried to explain that the wind may have blown them off
into the unknown. The drill and ice-melting machinery at the boring
were too badly damaged to warrant salvage, so we used them to
choke up that subtly disturbing gateway to the past which Lake
had blasted. We likewise left at the camp the two most shaken
up of the planes; since our surviving party had only four real
pilots - Sherman, Danforth, McTighe, and Ropes - in all, with
Danforth in a poor nervous shape to navigate. We brought back
all the books, scientific equipment, and other incidentals we
could find, though much was rather unaccountably blown away. Spare
At the Mountains of Madness