|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
end of the bluff, where they were so engrossed in ex-
cited conversation that I felt but little fear of detection.
However I exercised the greatest care in approaching
the cliff. After watching for a while until I caught an in-
stant when every head was turned away from me, I
darted, rabbitlike, into the cave.
Like many of the man-made caves of Pellucidar, this
one consisted of three chambers, one behind another,
and all unlit except for what sunlight filtered in through
the external opening. The result was gradually increas-
ing darkness as one passed into each succeeding cham-
|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 The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
"Yes," she said, simply, as they passed up the companionway to
the deck together, "that man, the driver, refused to bring us any
Cleggett must have looked a little blank at that, for she
suddenly threw back her head and laughed at him. And then,
sobering instantly, she called to the squat young man:
"Elmer! Oh, Elmer! You may bring the boxes on board!" She
turned to Cleggett: "He may, mayn't he? Thank you--I was sure
you would say he might. And if one of your men could just give
him a lift? And--the ice?"
"George," called Cleggett, "help the man get the boxes aboard.