|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
modestly ask you to consider the chapters on the NORAH CREINA with
the study of Captain Nares, and the forementioned last four, with
their brutality of substance and the curious (and perhaps unsound)
technical manoeuvre of running the story together to a point as we
go along, the narrative becoming more succinct and the details
fining off with every page. - Sworn affidavit of
R. L. S.
NO PERSON NOW ALIVE HAS BEATEN ADELA: I ADORE ADELA AND HER MAKER.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.
A Sublime Poem to follow.
|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 Glasses by Henry James:
encouragement to keep up relations with her."
I was struck with this, though of course I admit I am struck with
all sorts of things. "Well," I said after a moment, "even if I
could imagine a reason for that attitude it wouldn't explain why
she shouldn't have taken account of my natural interest."
"Just so." Dawling's face was a windowless wall. He could
contribute nothing to the mystery and, quitting him, I carried it
away. It was not till I went down to ace Mrs. Meldrum that was
really dispelled. She didn't want to hear of them or to talk of
them, not a bit, and it was just in the same spirit that she hadn't
wanted to write of them. She had done everything in the world for