|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
said they, and had business elsewhere. And the next group of
rivermen, hurrying toward the fun, broke into an eager dog-trot.
"Taking the old town apart to-night," they told each other. "Let's
get in the game."
To-night, however, the street was comparatively quiet. The saloons
were of modified illumination. In many of them men stood drinking,
but in a sociable rather than a hilarious mood. Old friends of the
two drives were getting together for a friendly glass. The
barkeepers were listlessly wiping the bars. The "pretty waiter-
girls" gossiped with each other and yawned behind their hands. From
several doorways Orde's little compact group was accosted by the
|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 Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"I think I will go, too," said the younger son, "if I can have your
leave. For my heart goes out to the maid."
"You will ride home with me," said his father.
So they rode home, and when they came to the dun, the King had his
son into his treasury. "Here," said he, "is the touchstone which
shows truth; for there is no truth but plain truth; and if you will
look in this, you will see yourself as you are."
And the younger son looked in it, and saw his face as it were the
face of a beardless youth, and he was well enough pleased; for the
thing was a piece of a mirror.
"Here is no such great thing to make a work about," said he; "but