|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
which I had opened so many others. The post-mark
(Algiers) had aroused my interest and curiosity, es-
pecially at this time, since it was Algiers that was
presently to witness the termination of my coming sea
voyage in search of sport and adventure.
Before the reading of that letter was completed lions
and lion-hunting had fled my thoughts, and I was in
a state of excitement bordering upon frenzy.
It--well, read it yourself, and see if you, too, do not
find food for frantic conjecture, for tantalizing doubts,
and for a great hope.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Rinkitink In Oz by L. Frank Baum:
brave as she was cunning. For several days she thought
over this plan and that, and tried to decide which was
most likely to succeed. She had never seen the boy
Prince but had heard so many tales of him from the
defeated warriors, and especially from Captain Buzzub,
that she had learned to respect his power.
Spurred on by the knowledge that she would never get
rid of her unwelcome guests until Prince Inga was
overcome and Regos regained for King Gos, the Queen of
Coregos finally decided to trust to luck and her native
wit to defeat a simple-minded boy, however powerful he
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