|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
gown fall lightly from her shoulders and drew on her pink
negligee. "Oh, Aggie!" she exclaimed, as she caught sight of her
reflection in the mirror, "isn't it a love? And you know," she
added. "Alfred just adores pink."
"Silly!" answered Aggie, but in spite of herself, she was quite
thrilled by the picture of the exquisite young creature before
her. Zoie had certainly never looked more irresistible. "Can't
you get some of that colour out of your cheeks," asked Aggie in
despair. "You look like a washerwoman."
"I'll put on some cold cream and powder," answered Zoie. She
flew to her dressing table; and in a moment there was a white
|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 Blix by Frank Norris:
he thought he would call Travis' attention to this bit of
cleverness; but as he read he abruptly changed his mind. He would
see if she would find it out for herself. It would be a test of
her quickness, he told himself; almost an unfair test, because the
point was extremely subtle and could easily be ignored by the most
experienced of fiction readers. He read steadily on, working
himself into a positive excitement as he approached the passage.
He came to it and read it through without any emphasis, almost
slurring over it in his eagerness to be perfectly fair. But as he
began to read the next paragraph, Travis, her little eyes
sparkling with interest and attention, exclaimed: