|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
case. The whole neighbourhood seems to be aroused about it."
"No, I don't think that was it," answered the old servant, "because
then she would have sent for a paper this morning too."
"And she didn't do that?"
"No, unless she might have gone out for it herself. There's a news
stand right next door here. But I don't think she did because I
would have seen the paper around the house then."
"And is that all that's the matter with her?" asked Muller in a
tone of disappointment. "Why, I thought you'd have something really
interesting to tell me."
"Oh, no, that isn't all, sir," exclaimed the old man eagerly.
|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 Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley:
that there was a great worm inside it eating out all its brains.
But even they are no foolisher than some hundred score of papas and
mammas, who fetch the rod when they ought to fetch a new toy, and
send to the dark cupboard instead of to the doctor.
Tom was so puzzled and frightened with all he saw, that he was
longing to ask the meaning of it; and at last he stumbled over a
respectable old stick lying half covered with earth. But a very
stout and worthy stick it was, for it belonged to good Roger Ascham
in old time, and had carved on its head King Edward the Sixth, with
the Bible in his hand.
"You see," said the stick, "there were as pretty little children