|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen:
as calmly as she could, "I like Edward Ferrars very much,
and shall always be glad to see him; but as to the rest
of the family, it is a matter of perfect indifference
to me, whether I am ever known to them or not."
Mrs. Dashwood smiled, and said nothing.
Marianne lifted up her eyes in astonishment, and Elinor
conjectured that she might as well have held her tongue.
After very little farther discourse, it was finally
settled that the invitation should be fully accepted.
Mrs. Jennings received the information with a great
deal of joy, and many assurances of kindness and care;
Sense and Sensibility
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Koran:
remember; though most men refuse aught but to misbelieve. But, had
we pleased, we would have sent in every city a warner. So obey not the
unbelievers and fight strenuously with them in many a strenuous fight.
He it is who has let loose the two seas, this one sweet and fresh,
that one bitter and pungent, and has made between them a rigorous
And He it is who has created man from water, and has made for him
blood relationship and marriage relationship; for thy Lord is mighty.
Yet they worship beside God what can neither profit them nor harm
them; but he who misbelieves in his Lord backs up (the devil).
We have only sent thee to give glad tidings and to warn. Say, 'I ask