|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
talk about these family affairs to you. You had better tell me what
has happened to our young lady."
"I must tell that to your master first."
The woman came back at this moment and said to Muller, "Come with
me, please. Berner, you are to stay here until the gentleman goes
Muller followed her through several rooms into a large bed-chamber
where he found an elderly man, very evidently ill, lying in bed.
"Who are you?" asked the sick man, raising his head from the pillow.
The woman had gone out and closed the door behind her.
"My name is Muller, police detective. Here are my credentials."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
Through forest brakes and upland groves,
And vainly seeks to fly
The doom that ever nigh
Flits o'er his head,
Still by the avenging Phoebus sped,
The voice divine,
From Earth's mid shrine.
Sore perplexed am I by the words of the master seer.
Are they true, are they false? I know not and bridle my tongue for