|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:
place; some waiting maids would have broken her heart by doing so."
"And is the stranger there?"
"Well, sir, she came in the chaise that took away madame, and I hid
her in my room in obedience to my instructions----"
"Is she nice-looking?"
"So far as such a second-hand article can be. But she will find her
part easy enough if you play yours, sir," said Europe, going to fetch
the false Esther.
The night before, ere going to bed, the all-powerful banker had given
his orders to his valet, who, at seven in the morning, brought in to
him the notorious Louchard, the most famous of the commercial police,
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
quick ears caught a sound upon the face of the cliff above
them, and looking up he saw a diminutive monkey perched
upon a slight projection -- an ugly-faced little monkey who
looked down upon them for a moment and then scampered
away toward the south in the direction from which their pur-
suers were coming. Otobu had seen the monkey too. "He will
tell the parrots," said the black, "and the parrots will tell the
"It is all the same," replied Tarzan; "the lions would have
found us here. We could not hope to hide from them."
He placed Smith-Oldwick, with his pistol, at the north open-
Tarzan the Untamed