|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
his tricks again. It made a pretty story how twice he had disarmed and
each time spared the London beau, who still insisted - each time more
furiously -upon renewing the encounter, till Mr. Wilding had been
forced to run him through the sword-arm and thus put him out of all case
of continuing. It was a story that heaped ridicule upon Sir Rowland
and did credit to Mr. Wilding.
Richard heard it, and trembled, enraged and impotent. Ruth heard it,
and was stirred despite herself to a feeling of gratitude towards
Wilding for the patience and toleration he had displayed.
There for a while the matter rested, and the days passed slowly. But
Sir Rowland's nature - mean at bottom - was spurred to find him some
|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 Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
convicting this prisoner and, at the same time, open the way to the
gratification of my dearest wish."
"Then shall I make the announcement here before all my nobles,"
continued Salensus Oll. "For a year no queen has sat upon the
throne beside me, and now it suits me to take to wife one who
is reputed the most beautiful woman upon Barsoom. A statement
which none may truthfully deny.
The Warlord of Mars