|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Turn of the Screw by Henry James:
on either side, to shorten the distance and overcome the obstacle;
and the success of the tempters is only a question of time.
They've only to keep to their suggestions of danger."
"For the children to come?"
"And perish in the attempt!" Mrs. Grose slowly got up,
and I scrupulously added: "Unless, of course, we can prevent!"
Standing there before me while I kept my seat, she visibly
turned things over. "Their uncle must do the preventing.
He must take them away."
"And who's to make him?"
She had been scanning the distance, but she now dropped on me
|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 Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
your tissue or regain your nerve. And it appears, after all, that
there was something just in these appreciations. The invalid is now
asked to lodge on wintry Alps; a ruder air shall medicine him; the
demon of cold is no longer to be fled from, but bearded in his den.
For even Winter has his 'dear domestic cave,' and in those places
where he may be said to dwell for ever tempers his austerities.
Any one who has travelled westward by the great transcontinental
railroad of America must remember the joy with which he perceived,
after the tedious prairies of Nebraska and across the vast and dismal
moorlands of Wyoming, a few snowy mountain summits alone, the
southern sky. It is among these mountains in the new State of