|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson:
four centuries afterwards, it is odd and pitiful to watch the
order in which the fugitives are captured and dragged in.
Montigny was the first. In August of that same year, he was
laid by the heels on many grievous counts; sacrilegious
robberies, frauds, incorrigibility, and that bad business
about Thevenin Pensete in the house by the cemetery of St.
John. He was reclaimed by the ecclesiastical authorities as
a clerk; but the claim was rebutted on the score of
incorrigibility, and ultimately fell to the ground; and he
was condemned to death by the Provost of Paris. It was a
very rude hour for Montigny, but hope was not yet over. He
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Mayflower Compact:
at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Raigne of our
Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland,
the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth,
Anno. Domini, 1620.
Mr. John Carver Mr. Stephen Hopkins
Mr. William Bradford Digery Priest
Mr. Edward Winslow Thomas Williams
Mr. William Brewster Gilbert Winslow
Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson
Miles Standish Peter Brown
John Alden Richard Bitteridge