|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
to her side. When August Naab began fingering his Bible the whispering
"Why don't they fetch her?" he questioned.
"Judith, Esther, bring her in," said Mother Mary, calling into the
Quick footsteps, and the girls burst in impetuously, exclaiming:
"Mescal's not there!"
"Where is she, then?" demanded August Naab, going to the door. "Mescal!"
Succeeding his authoritative summons only the cheery sputter of the
wood-fire broke the silence.
The Heritage of the Desert
|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 Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
directed to yon man Sprott in Helvoet. I hear you call him your agent.
All I can say is he could do nothing but damn and swear at the mere
mention of your name, and I must fee him out of my own pocket even to
receive the custody of her effects. You speak of unusual
circumstances, Mr. Drummond, if that be the name you prefer. Here was
a circumstance, if you like, to which it was barbarity to have exposed
"But this is what I cannot understand the least," said James. "My
daughter was placed into the charge of some responsible persons, whose
names I have forgot." "Gebbie was the name," said I; "and there is no
doubt that Mr. Gebbie should have gone ashore with her at Helvoet. But