|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
whatever it means."
"Gloves!" repeated Father Fitzpatrick, unheeding her.
"Well, now, what d'you think of that! Millions of dollars'
worth, I'll wager, in your time."
"Two million and a half in my department last year," replied
Ella, without the least trace of boastfulness. One talked
only in terms of millions at Haynes-Cooper's.
"What an age it is! When two slips of women can earn
salaries that would make the old kings of Ireland look like
beggars." He twinkled upon the older woman. "And what a
feeling it must be--independence, and all."
|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 Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:
sorry for an ill-judged sally against the commonalty to which Clara
had led her.
"Mademoiselle," said the sweet child, "I have heard so much of you
from Maximilien that I had the keenest desire to know you, out of
affection for him; but is not a wish to know you a wish to love you?"
"My dear Clara, I feared I might have displeased you by speaking thus
of people who are not of noble birth."
"Oh, be quite easy. That sort of discussion is pointless in these
days. As for me, it does not affect me. I am beside the question."
Ambitious as the answer might seem, it filled Mademoiselle de Fontaine
with the deepest joy; for, like all infatuated people, she explained