|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"You may return your sword," she said. "I told you
that the banths would not harm us. Look!" and as she
spoke she stepped quickly toward the nearest animal.
Carthoris would have leaped after her to protect her,
but with a gesture she motioned him back. He heard her
calling to the banths in a low, singsong voice that
was half purr.
Instantly the great heads went up and all the
wicked eyes were riveted upon the figure of the girl.
Then, stealthily, they commenced moving toward her.
She had stopped now and was standing waiting them.
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Egmont by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe:
against me, and have become friends--inseparable friends.
Machiavel. A dangerous pair.
Regent. To speak candidly, I fear Orange.--I fear for Egmont.--Orange
meditates some dangerous scheme, his thoughts are far-reaching, he is
reserved, appears to accede to everything, never contradicts, and while
maintaining the show of reverence, with clear foresight accomplishes his
Machiavel. Egmont, on the contrary, advances with a bold step, as if the
world were all his own.
Regent. He bears his head as proudly as if the hand of majesty were not
suspended over him.