|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
lured her from her friends. You have her. Where is she?"
"It was not I," cried Malbihn. "It was an Englishman who hired
me to steal her. He wished to take her to London with him.
She was willing to go. His name is Baynes. Go to him, if you
want to know where the girl is."
"I have just come from him," said Korak. "He sent me to you.
The girl is not with him. Now stop your lying and tell me
the truth. Where is she?" Korak took a threatening step toward
Malbihn shrank from the anger in the other's face.
"I will tell you," he cried. "Do not harm me and I will tell
The Son of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx:
speedily, then society relapses into a long fit of nervous reaction
before it learns how to appropriate the fruits of its period of feverish
excitement. Proletarian revolutions, on the contrary, such as those of
the nineteenth century, criticize themselves constantly; constantly
interrupt themselves in their own course; come back to what seems to
have been accomplished, in order to start over anew; scorn with cruel
thoroughness the half measures, weaknesses and meannesses of their first
attempts; seem to throw down their adversary only in order to enable him
to draw fresh strength from the earth, and again, to rise up against
them in more gigantic stature; constantly recoil in fear before the
undefined monster magnitude of their own objects--until finally that