|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
hear me, children, or shall I have to tell your father when he comes home
to-night? And--and, Jose, pacify cook if you do go into the kitchen, will
you? I'm terrified of her this morning."
The envelope was found at last behind the dining-room clock, though how it
had got there Mrs. Sheridan could not imagine.
"One of you children must have stolen it out of my bag, because I remember
vividly--cream cheese and lemon-curd. Have you done that?"
"Egg and--" Mrs. Sheridan held the envelope away from her. "It looks like
mice. It can't be mice, can it?"
"Olive, pet," said Laura, looking over her shoulder.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
were of my having any design on the silly Girl----
LADY TEAZLE. Well--well I'm inclined to believe you--besides
I really never could perceive why she should have so any admirers.
SURFACE. O for her Fortune--nothing else--
LADY TEAZLE. I believe so for tho' she is certainly very pretty--
yet she has no conversation in the world--and is so grave and
reserved--that I declare I think she'd have made an excellent wife
for Sir Peter.--
SURFACE. So she would.
LADY TEAZLE. Then--one never hears her speak ill of anybody--which
you know is mighty dull--