|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
"Shore I said so. Now all we've got to do is use sense. Friends,
I'm the commissary department of this outfit, an' what I say goes.
You all won't eat except when I tell you. Mebbe it'll not be so
hard to keep our health. Starved beggars don't get sick. But
there's the heat comin', an' we can all go loco, you know. To
pass the time! Lord, that's our problem. Now if you all only had
a hankerin' for checkers. Shore I'll make a board an' make you
play. Thorne, you're the luckiest. You've got your girl, an' this
can be a honeymoon. Now with a few tools an' little material see
what a grand house you can build for your wife. Dick, you're
lucky,too. You like to hunt, an' up there you'll find the finest
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
sawhorse can trot as fast as you can, Jim; and he's very wise, too."
"Pah! I'll race the miserable wooden donkey any day in the week!"
cried the cab-horse.
Dorothy did not reply to that. She felt that Jim would know more
about the Saw-Horse later on.
The time dragged wearily enough to the eager watchers, but finally the
Wizard announced that four o'clock had arrived, and Dorothy caught up
the kitten and began to make the signal that had been agreed upon to
the far-away invisible Ozma.
"Nothing seems to happen," said Zeb, doubtfully.
"Oh, we must give Ozma time to put on the Magic Belt," replied the girl.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz