|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:
The Princess saw that her fear was too strong for expostulation or
reproof, and, embracing her, told her that she should stay in the
tent till their return. Pekuah was not yet satisfied, but
entreated the Princess not to pursue so dreadful a purpose as that
of entering the recesses of the Pyramids. "Though I cannot teach
courage," said Nekayah, "I must not learn cowardice, nor leave at
last undone what I came hither only to do."
CHAPTER XXXII - THEY ENTER THE PYRAMID.
PEKUAH descended to the tents, and the rest entered the Pyramid.
They passed through the galleries, surveyed the vaults of marble,
and examined the chest in which the body of the founder is supposed
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
"Ah, he's gone to Blois; the poor boy ---- "
"Ah, to inquire after the little La Valliere; she has
sprained her foot, you know."
"You think he has?"
"I am sure of it," said Athos; "don't you see that Raoul is
"Indeed! with whom -- with a child seven years old?"
"Dear friend, at Raoul's age the heart is so expansive that
it must encircle one object or another, fancied or real.
Twenty Years After