|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
why go on living with them if they can't stand them? If I was them I'd get
a divorce and get married to each other right away."
"Doesn't she like Wilson either?"
The answer to this was unexpected. It came from Myrtle, who had overheard
the question, and it was violent and obscene.
"You see," cried Catherine triumphantly. She lowered her voice again.
"It's really his wife that's keeping them apart. She's a Catholic, and
they don't believe in divorce."
Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness
of the lie.
"When they do get married," continued Catherine, "they're going West to
The Great Gatsby
|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 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
"I think perhaps I will if you will come over and talk to me
occasionally," said Miss Barry.
That evening Miss Barry gave Diana a silver bangle bracelet and
told the senior members of the household that she had unpacked
"I've made up my mind to stay simply for the sake of getting
better acquainted with that Anne-girl," she said frankly. "She
amuses me, and at my time of life an amusing person is a rarity."
Marilla's only comment when she heard the story was, "I told you
so." This was for Matthew's benefit.
Miss Barry stayed her month out and over. She was a more
Anne of Green Gables