|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
his eyes rove beyond his foeman. Instantly the entire
aspect of the ape altered. Rage left his countenance
to be supplanted by an expression of fear.
With a cry that every ape there recognized, Taug turned
and fled. No need to question him--his warning proclaimed
the near presence of their ancient enemy.
Tarzan started to seek safety, as did the other members
of the tribe, and as he did so he heard a panther's
scream mingled with the frightened cry of a she-ape.
Taug heard, too; but he did not pause in his flight.
With the ape-boy, however, it was different. He looked
The Jungle Tales of Tarzan
|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 Octopus by Frank Norris:
There was no answer. In a second his pistol was in his hand.
"Who's there? Quick, speak up or I'll shoot."
"No, no, no, don't shoot," cried an answering voice. "Oh, be
careful. It's I--Hilma Tree."
Annixter slid the pistol into his pocket with a great qualm of
apprehension. He came forward and met Hilma in the doorway.
"Good Lord," he murmured, "that sure did give me a start. If I
Hilma stood abashed and confused before him. She was dressed in
a white organdie frock of the most rigorous simplicity and wore