|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain:
and also while I was creeping to her side on my knees.
Her eyes were burning now, as she pointed with her
finger, and said in a panting whisper:
"The castle! The castle! Lo, where it looms!"
What a welcome disappointment I experienced! I
"Castle? It is nothing but a pigsty; a pigsty with
a wattled fence around it."
She looked surprised and distressed. The animation
faded out of her face; and during many moments she
was lost in thought and silent. Then:
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
|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 Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
to take my little girl away from me now."
"We must arouse Esmeralda first," replied Clayton. "She
can tell us what has happened. Esmeralda!" he cried again,
shaking the black woman roughly by the shoulder.
"O Gaberelle, I want to die!" cried the poor woman, but
with eyes fast closed. "Let me die, dear Lord, don't let
me see that awful face again."
"Come, come, Esmeralda," cried Clayton.
"The Lord isn't here; it's Mr. Clayton. Open your eyes."
Esmeralda did as she was bade.
"O Gaberelle! Thank the Lord," she said.
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