|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
him and broke in his face. "I've been busy on one, too. It's a
heap nearer the truth than yours, Miss Mackenzie."
Her startled eyes and the swift movement of her hand toward her
heart showed him how nearly he had struck home, how certainly he
had shattered her cool indifference of manner.
He leaned forward, so close that even in the roar of the train
his low whisper reached her. "Shall I tell you why the hold-ups
didn't find more money on your father or in the express car, Miss
She was shaken, so much so that her agitation trembled on her
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
of nearly thirty, who toiled in paper cap and rolled-up
shirt-sleeves as the superintendent in the saw-mill,
and put on no airs whatever as the son of the master.
If there was surprise felt at his not being taken into
the firm as a partner, he gave no hint of sharing it.
He attended to his religious duties with great zeal,
and was President of the Sodality as a matter of course.
This was regarded as his blind side; and young employees
who cultivated it, and made broad their phylacteries
under his notice, certainly had an added chance of
getting on well in the works. To some few whom he knew
The Damnation of Theron Ware