|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
westerly breeze came up. Moran and Wilbur cast off the gaskets
and set the fore and main sails.
Wilbur was busy at the forward bitts preparing to cast loose from
the kelp, and Moran had taken up her position at the wheel when
suddenly she exclaimed:
"Sail ho!--and in God's name what kind of a sail do you call it?"
In fact a strange-looking craft had just made her appearance at
the entrance of Magdalena Bay.
Wilbur returned aft and joined Moran on the quarterdeck. She was
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
giving directions about your funeral and saying you forgave
people, you think anybody's mad for trying to get on. Boy has
"Only that of his convictions," said Berry. "You forget I've got
a clean sheet. My discharge from the Navy was marked 'Amazing'.
The only stain upon my character is my marriage. As for my
escutcheon, I've shaved in it for years."
"Fool!" said his wife.
"I shall turn my face to the wall if you're not careful."
"Don't," said Daphne. "Remember, it's not our house.
"There was a tap at the door. Then:
The Brother of Daphne