|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
She was annoyed to find the doors fastened, however, so that she had to
ring. Mrs Bolton opened.
'Why there you are, your Ladyship! I was beginning to wonder if you'd
gone lost!' she said a little roguishly. 'Sir Clifford hasn't asked for
you, though; he's got Mr Linley in with him, talking over something. It
looks as if he'd stay to dinner, doesn't it, my Lady?'
'It does rather,' said Connie.
'Shall I put dinner back a quarter of an hour? That would give you time
to dress in comfort.'
'Perhaps you'd better.'
Mr Linley was the general manager of the collieries, an elderly man
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|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 Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
prayer, "for showing me the thief. And now if you will take him
away, I will stand another goat."
The Man and the Viper
A MAN finding a frozen Viper put it into his bosom.
"The coldness of the human heart," he said, with a grin, "will keep
the creature in his present condition until I can reach home and
revive him on the coals."
But the pleasures of hope so fired his heart that the Viper thawed,
and sliding to the ground thanked the Man civilly for his
hospitality and glided away.
The Man and the Eagle