|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
long in breaking open the lid of the box with his spade.
Inside the first box he found a second, and upon it the same
Within the second box was another, and within that still another,
until there were seven in all, and on each was written the same
Inside the seventh box was a roll of linen, and inside that a
bottle filled with nothing but blue smoke; and I wish that bottle
had burned the Tailor's fingers when he touched it.
|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:
There were only two men in the place when Cleggett took his seat,
the bartender and a fellow who was evidently a waiter. He had
entered the west door and walked across the room without looking
at them, withholding his gaze purposely. When he looked towards
the bar, after seating himself, the waiter, with his back towards
Cleggett's corner, was talking in a low tone to the bartender.
But they had both seen him; Cleggett perceived they both knew
"See what the gentleman wants, Pierre," said the bartender in a
voice too elaborately casual to hide his surprise at seeing