|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
night. He seemed to regard the circumstance as one of great significance,
and told the loungers at Osborn's that he thought his time had
'They whistle jest in tune with my breathin' naow,'
he said, 'an' I guess they're gittin' ready to ketch my soul.
They know it's a-goin' aout, an' dun't calc'late to miss it. Yew'll
know, boys, arter I'm gone, whether they git me er not. Ef they
dew, they'll keep up a-singin' an' laffin' till break o' day.
Ef they dun't they'll kinder quiet daown like. I expeck them an'
the souls they hunts fer hev some pretty tough tussles sometimes.'
On Lammas Night, 1924, Dr Houghton of Aylesbury was hastily
The Dunwich Horror
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
washerwoman's baby than to go from house to house for one," and
she glanced again toward the paper.
"Yes," urged Zoie, "and that's just what you'll HAVE to do, if
you don't get this one."
Jimmy's head hung dejectedly. It was apparent that his courage
was slipping from him. Aggie was quick to realise her
opportunity, and before Jimmy could protect himself from her
treacherous wiles, she had slipped one arm coyly about his neck.
"Now, Jimmy," she pleaded as she pressed her soft cheek to his
throbbing temple, and toyed with the bay curl on his perspiring
forehead, "wont you do this little teeny-weepy thing just for