|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
"Not to my knowledge." Kent drew out a bank book. "Here is the
firm's balance, Mr. Clymer; we bank here, you know."
"Yes." Clymer's look of anxiety deepened.
"Did you see McDonald as you came in?"
"Yes, he cashed some checks for me."
"Your personal checks?"
"Yes." Kent looked questioningly at Clymer. What do you mean?"
"Only this; that all moneys deposited here in the firm name of
Rochester and Kent have been drawn out."
"That's not possible!" Kent started up.
"Checks on that account must bear both Rochester's signature and
The Red Seal
|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 Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
tacks, for the thread is never very long, does the Spiderling go
about, seeing the country, until she comes to a place that suits
her. Should the wind blow at all hard, the voyage is cut short:
the cable of the pendulum breaks and the beastie is carried for
some distance on its cord.
To sum up, although, on the whole, the tactics of the exodus remain
much the same, the two spinstresses of my region best-versed in the
art of weaving mothers' wallets failed to come up to my
expectations. I went to the trouble of rearing them, with
disappointing results. Where shall I find again the wonderful
spectacle which the Cross Spider offered me by chance? I shall
The Life of the Spider