|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner:
as I do now sometimes."
"I like you when you grow metaphysical and analytical," he said, leaning
his face upon his hand. "Go a little further in your analysis; say, 'I
love you with the right ventricle of my heart, but not the left, and with
the left auricle of my heart, but not the right; and, this being the case,
my affection for you is not of a duly elevated, intellectual and spiritual
nature.' I like you when you get philosophical."
She looked quietly at him; he was trying to turn her own weapons against
"You are acting foolishly, Lyndall," he said, suddenly changing his manner,
and speaking earnestly, "most foolishly. You are acting like a little
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Anabasis by Xenophon:
to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and
take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing
return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a
leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and
March 399 B.C.
This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a
four-volume set. The complete list of Xenophon's works (though
there is doubt about some of these) is:
Work Number of books
The Anabasis 7