|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Margret Howth: A Story of To-day by Rebecca Harding Davis:
with the freshness and cold, then back again to tear round her
for a noisy good-morning. The touch of the dog seemed to bring
her closer to his master; she put him away; she dared not suffer
even that treachery to her purpose: the very circumstances that
had forced her to give him up made it weak cowardice to turn
again. It was a simple story, yet one which she dared not tell
to herself; for it was not altogether for her father's sake she
had made the sacrifice. She knew, that, though she might be near
to this man Holmes as his own soul, she was a clog on him,--stood
in his way,--kept him back. So she had quietly stood aside,
taken up her own solitary burden, and left him with his clear
Margret Howth: A Story of To-day
|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 Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
gold, and off he marched with it.
He had not gone far before he met two of the king's officers, and
you may guess how they opened their eyes when they saw him
travelling along the highway with a pot full of gold money.
"Where are you going with that money?" said they.
"I don't know," said Babo.
"How did you get it?" said they.
"I got it for a piece of advice," said Babo.
For a piece of advice! No, no--the king's officers knew butter
from lard, and truth from t'other thing. It was just the same in
that country as it is in our town--there was nothing in the world