|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Does the dama-fruit grow on a low bush, and look something like a
peach?" asked the Wizard.
"Yes," was the reply.
"If it makes you invis'ble, why do you eat it?" Dorothy enquired.
"For two reasons, my dear," the woman's voice answered. "The
dama-fruit is the most delicious thing that grows, and when it makes
us invisible the bears cannot find us to eat us up. But now, good
wanderers, your luncheon is on the table, so please sit down and eat
as much as you like."
9. They Fight the Invisible Bears
The strangers took their seats at the table willingly enough, for they
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
looked sad and discouraged and saluted the princess in a very
"Carry that girl to the North Tower and lock her up!" cried the
Princess, pointing to Dorothy.
"To hear is to obey," answered the big red colonel, and caught the
child by her arm. But at that moment Tiktok raised his dinner-pail
and pounded it so forcibly against the colonel's head that the big
officer sat down upon the floor with a sudden bump, looking both dazed
and very much astonished.
"Help!" he shouted, and the ten lean soldiers sprang to assist
Ozma of Oz