|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
told him his second name--"if it should come to pass that you should obtain
those lands you have desired, and you should obtain black men to labour on
them and make to yourself great wealth; or should you create that company"-
-Peter started--"and fools should buy from you, so that you became the
richest man in the land; and if you should take to yourself wide lands, and
raise to yourself great palaces, so that princes and great men of earth
crept up to you and laid their hands against yours, so that you might slip
gold into them--what would it profit you?"
"Profit!" Peter Halket stared: "Why, it would profit everything. What
makes Beit and Rhodes and Barnato so great? If you've got eight
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
will loose the dogs, and with javelins in hand himself advance towards
the nearest fawn in the direction of where he saw it laid to rest;
carefully noting the lie of the land, for fear of making some
mistake; since the place itself will present a very different aspect
on approach from what it looked like at a distance.
 See above, v. 14. I do not know that any one has answered
Schneider's question: Quidni sensum eundem servavit homo
religiosus in hinnulis?
 "The fawns (of the roe deer) are born in the spring, usually early
in May," Lydekker, "R. N. H." ii. p. 383; of the red deer
"generally in the early part of June," ib. 346.