|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
damp air as I had felt there, and wished that my course led in
another direction. Why I had to take the particular course I was
taking, I did not know.
When I came to the space I saw that
the trap-door yawned widely open. Ahead, the shelves began again,
and I glimpsed on the floor before one of them a heap very thinly
covered with dust, where a number of cases had recently fallen.
At the same moment a fresh wave of panic clutched me, though for
some time I could not discover why.
Heaps of fallen cases were
not uncommon, for all through the aeons this lightless labyrinth
Shadow out of Time
|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 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
"You do like to rub things in, Matthew Cuthbert."
Miss Barry, who was sitting behind them, leaned forward
and poked Marilla in the back with her parasol.
"Aren't you proud of that Anne-girl? I am," she said.
Anne went home to Avonlea with Matthew and Marilla
that evening. She had not been home since April and she
felt that she could not wait another day. The apple blossoms
were out and the world was fresh and young. Diana was at
Green Gables to meet her. In her own white room, where
Marilla had set a flowering house rose on the window sill,
Anne looked about her and drew a long breath of happiness.
Anne of Green Gables