|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
loud sigh, for her heart was heavy and she suffered much, being
unused to tender emotions. This time she fancied she had heard a
faint noise, like the echo of her own sigh, and she stopped,
straining her ears to catch the slightest sound, and peering
apprehensively towards the bushes near her.
"Who is there?" she asked, in an unsteady voice, while her
imagination peopled the solitude of the riverside with ghost-like
forms. "Who is there?" she repeated faintly.
There was no answer: only the voice of the river murmuring in
sad monotone behind the white veil seemed to swell louder for a
moment, to die away again in a soft whisper of eddies washing
|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 Cavalry General by Xenophon:
 Cf. Theophr. xxix. "The Oligarchic Man": "When the people are
deliberating whom they shall associate with the archon as joint
directors of the procession." (Jebb.)
 Or, "squadron-leaders."
 "Honour and prestige of knighthood."
 "To keep a staff of orators." Cf. "Anab." VII. vi. 41; "Cyrop."
I. vi. 19; "Hell." VI. ii. 39.
The above may serve as memoranda of the duties which will claim
your chief attention. How the details in each case may best be carried
out is a further matter, which I will now endeavour to explain.
 "A sort of notes and suggestions," "mementoes." Cf.