|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
la Fere's name, and after paying a visit to Madame de
Chevreuse, Raoul started to rejoin the army.
Rochefort alone was dissatisfied with the termination of
affairs. He had written to the Duc de Beaufort to come and
the duke was about to arrive, and he world find Paris
tranquil. He went to the coadjutor to consult with him
whether it would not be better to send word to the duke to
stop on the road, but Gondy reflected for a moment, and then
"Let him continue his journey."
"All is not then over?" asked Rochefort.
Twenty Years After
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
laid balm upon his conscience.
As if to reward him, he was received in his place of business
with good news. Orders were pouring in; there was a run on some
of the back stock, and the figure had gone up. Even the manager
appeared elated. As for Morris, who had almost forgotten the
meaning of good news, he longed to sob like a little child; he
could have caught the manager (a pallid man with startled
eyebrows) to his bosom; he could have found it in his generosity
to give a cheque (for a small sum) to every clerk in the
counting-house. As he sat and opened his letters a chorus of airy
vocalists sang in his brain, to most exquisite music, 'This whole