|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
Dost thou not see how God strikes out a parable? A good word is like
a good tree whose root is firm, and whose branches are in the sky;
it gives its fruit at every season by the permission of its Lord-
but God strikes out parables for men that haply they may be mindful.
And the likeness of a bad word is as a bad tree, which is felled
from above the earth, and has no staying place.
God answers those who believe with the sure word in this world's
life and in the next; but God leads the wrong-doers astray; for God
does what He will.
Dost not thou see those who have changed God's favours for
misbelief, and have made their people to alight at the abode of
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:
me a human being, he only twined my waist with his arm and riveted
me to his side.
"Who are you?" he asked of the intruder.
"My name is Briggs, a solicitor of--Street, London."
"And you would thrust on me a wife?"
"I would remind you of your lady's existence, sir, which the law
recognises, if you do not."
"Favour me with an account of her--with her name, her parentage, her
place of abode."
"Certainly." Mr. Briggs calmly took a paper from his pocket, and
read out in a sort of official, nasal voice:-