|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson:
ought not. I have turned it all over, and upon my soul there's
nothing in it. We should never be one whit nearer than we are just
now, and, if I am a wise man, nothing like so happy.'
'It is unnecessary to go round about with me,' she said. 'I very
well remember that you refused to commit yourself; and now that I
see you were mistaken, and in reality have never cared for me, I
can only feel sad that I have been so far misled.'
'I ask your pardon,' said Will stoutly; 'you do not understand my
meaning. As to whether I have ever loved you or not, I must leave
that to others. But for one thing, my feeling is not changed; and
for another, you may make it your boast that you have made my whole
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Tense silence for a moment held the room in the
stillness of a sepulchre, and then a woman shrieked,
and fell prone across the table. She had seen the
mark of the Devil of Torn upon the dead brow of her
And then Roger de Leybourn spoke:
"Norman of Torn, but once before have you entered
within the walls of Leybourn, and then you did, in the
service of another, a great service for the house of
Leybourn; and you stayed the night, an honored guest.
But a moment since you said that you had no quarrel
The Outlaw of Torn