|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Recruit by Honore de Balzac:
"Oh! madame, that's a well-known sign. I would wager my salvation, he
still lives. God would not so deceive us."
"Ah! if he would only come--no matter for his danger here."
"Poor Monsieur Auguste!" cried Brigitte, "he must be toiling along the
roads on foot."
"There's eight o'clock striking now," cried the countess, in terror.
She dared not stay away any longer from her guests; but before
re-entering the salon, she paused a moment under the peristyle of the
staircase, listening if any sound were breaking the silence of the
street. She smiled at Brigitte's husband, who was standing sentinel at
the door, and whose eyes seemed stupefied by the intensity of his
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
in the dense shadows where there was little likelihood of being
discovered. She turned once to see that Zu-tag was directly
behind her and could see his huge bulk looming up in the dark,
while beyond was another one of his eight. Doubtless they
had all followed her and this fact gave her a greater sense of
security and hope than she had before experienced.
Pausing beside the hut next to the street, she peered cau-
tiously about the corner. A few inches from her was the open
doorway of the structure, and beyond, farther down the village
street, the blacks were congregating about the prisoners, who
were already being bound to the stakes. All eyes were cen-
Tarzan the Untamed