|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen:
of our going to the Lower Rooms, you know, and I have worn
them a great deal since. Do you remember that evening?"
"Do I! Oh! Perfectly."
"It was very agreeable, was not it? Mr. Tilney drank
tea with us, and I always thought him a great addition,
he is so very agreeable. I have a notion you danced with him,
but am not quite sure. I remember I had my favourite
Catherine could not answer; and, after a short trial
of other subjects, Mrs. Allen again returned to--"I really
have not patience with the general! Such an agreeable,
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
to the lifeboat station. Captain Jack received them in sweater
and visored cap, and ushered them into the front room.
"Well, how's the yarn getting on?" Captain Jack would ask.
Then Condy would read the last chapter while the Captain paced the
floor, frowning heavily, smoking cigars, listening to every word.
Condy told the story in the first person, as if Billy Isham's
partner were narrating scenes and events in which he himself had
moved. Condy called this protagonist "Burke Cassowan," and was
rather proud of the name. But the captain would none of it.