|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
little column of blue smoke floated on the air.
Isaac dim his teeth hard and prayed with all his soul for a speedy death.
Simon Girty came hurriedly through the lines of waiting, watching Indians. He
had obtained permission to speak to the man of his own color.
"Zane, you made a brave stand. Any other time but this it might have saved
you. If you want I'll get word to your people." And then bending and placing
his mouth close to Isaac's ear, he whispered, "I did all I could for you, but
it must have been too late."
"Try and tell them at Ft. Henry," Isaac said simply.
There was a little cracking of dried wood and then a narrow tongue of red
flame darted up from the pile of fagots and licked at the buckskin fringe on
|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 Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac:
had only inquired about him incidentally when asking the way to
Froidfond. Hearing that he was in town, he supposed that he should
find him in a suitable mansion.
In order that he might make a becoming first appearance before his
uncle either at Saumur or at Froidfond, he had put on his most elegant
travelling attire, simple yet exquisite,--"adorable," to use the word
which in those days summed up the special perfections of a man or a
thing. At Tours a hairdresser had re-curled his beautiful chestnut
locks; there he changed his linen and put on a black satin cravat,
which, combined with a round shirt-collar, framed his fair and smiling
countenance agreeably. A travelling great-coat, only half buttoned up,