|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
"You look as hale and strong as ever," says St. Nicholas.
"Ah, yes," says Ill-Luck, "I find plenty to do in this world of
"They tell me," says St. Nicholas, "that you can go wherever you
choose, even if it be through a key-hole; now, is that so?"
"Yes," says Ill-Luck, "it is."
"Well, look now, friend," says St. Nicholas, "could you go into
this hazel-nut if you chose to?"
"Yes," says Ill-Luck, "I could indeed."
"I should like to see you," says St. Nicholas; "for then I should
be of a mind to believe what people say of you."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
way home from an orgy. Any of the other boys obstructing the
fairy path at night they would have mischiefed, but they just
tweaked Peter's nose and passed on.
THE HOME UNDER THE GROUND
One of the first things Peter did next day was to measure Wendy
and John and Michael for hollow trees. Hook, you remember, had
sneered at the boys for thinking they needed a tree apiece, but
this was ignorance, for unless your tree fitted you it was
difficult to go up and down, and no two of the boys were quite
the same size. Once you fitted, you drew in [let out] your