|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:
"costume"--didn't they call it?--with white frills, trimmings he supposed
they were, at the neck and sleeves. All this while Janey handed him round.
"John, dear!" And then: "I want to introduce you to--"
Finally they did escape, and she led the way to her state-room. To follow
Janey down the passage that she knew so well--that was so strange to him;
to part the green curtains after her and to step into the cabin that had
been hers gave him exquisite happiness. But--confound it!--the stewardess
was there on the floor, strapping up the rugs.
"That's the last, Mrs. Hammond," said the stewardess, rising and pulling
down her cuffs.
He was introduced again, and then Janey and the stewardess disappeared into
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
chemicals obtained from the college laboratory. The more he reflected
on the hellish diary, the more he was inclined to doubt the efficacy
of any material agent in stamping out the entity which Wilbur
Whateley had left behind him - the earth threatening entity which,
unknown to him, was to burst forth in a few hours and become the
memorable Dunwich horror.
Monday was a repetition of Sunday
with Dr Armitage, for the task in hand required an infinity of
research and experiment. Further consultations of the monstrous
diary brought about various changes of plan, and he knew that
even in the end a large amount of uncertainty must remain. By
The Dunwich Horror