|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
their backs; then they would have found neither patron nor
helper!-God's course which has been followed before, and thou shalt
find no change in the course of God!
He it was who restrained their hands from you, and your hands from
them in the mid-valley of Mecca after He had given you the victory
over them; for God on what ye do doth look!
Those who misbelieved and turned (you) away from the Sacred
Mosque, and (turned away) the offering, kept from arriving at its
destined place; and had it not been for believing men and believing
women whom ye knew not, whom ye might have trampled on, and so a crime
might have occurred to you on their account without your
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
her his arm, and so supporting her, he began to speak in a quavering
"My friends, you have known us two--Mary and me--all our lives, and
I think you have liked us and respected us--"
The Chair interrupted him:
"Allow me. It is quite true--that which you are saying, Mr.
Richards; this town DOES know you two; it DOES like you; it DOES
respect you; more--it honours you and LOVES you--"
Halliday's voice rang out:
"That's the hall-marked truth, too! If the Chair is right, let the
house speak up and say it. Rise! Now, then--hip! hip! hip!--all
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg