|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
thy treachery; if thou darest to disobey my directions, thy
wretched life, be sure, shall answer it."
"I know," said the fellow, looking down, "that you have power on
earth, however you came by it; you can do what nae other man can
do, baith by physic and foresight; and the gold is shelled down
when ye command, as fast as I have seen the ash-keys fall in a
frosty morning in October. I will not disobey you."
"Begone, then, and relieve me of thy hateful presence."
The robber set spurs to his horse, and rode off without reply.
Hobbie Elliot had, in the meanwhile, pursued his journey rapidly,
harassed by those oppressive and indistinct fears that all 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 The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"It ain't never a mistake to shoot a Dago," replied Billy.
His eyes were fastened upon the approaching horsemen, and
he presently gave an exclamation of recognition. "There's
Rozales," he said. "I couldn't mistake that beanpole nowheres.
We're safe enough in takin' a shot at 'em if Rosie's with 'em.
He's Pesita's head guy," and he drew his revolver and took a
single shot in the direction of his former comrades. Bridge
followed his example. The oncoming Pesitistas reined in.
Billy returned his revolver to its holster and drew his carbine.
"You ride on ahead," he said to Mr. Harding and Barbara.
"Bridge and I'll bring up the rear."