|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
smoke and yarn with us and tell us of the peculiarities
of the cattle business in the Cuyamas. At present
he and his men were riding the great mountains, driving
the cattle to the lowlands in anticipation of a
rodeo the following week. A rodeo under that sun!
We slept in the ranch vehicles, so the air could get
under us. While the stars still shone, we crawled
out, tired and unrefreshed. The Tenderfoot and I
went down the valley after the horses. While we
looked, the dull pallid gray of dawn filtered into the
darkness, and so we saw our animals, out of proportion,
|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 Daisy Miller by Henry James:
But he quite forgot his fears; he sat smiling, with his
eyes upon her face, while, without moving from her place,
she delivered herself of a great number of original reflections.
It was the most charming garrulity he had ever heard.
he had assented to the idea that she was "common"; but was she so,
after all, or was he simply getting used to her commonness?
Her conversation was chiefly of what metaphysicians term the
objective cast, but every now and then it took a subjective turn.
"What on EARTH are you so grave about?" she suddenly demanded,
fixing her agreeable eyes upon Winterbourne's.
"Am I grave?" he asked. "I had an idea I was grinning from ear to ear."