|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
who are in, get in? How am I to show that I am eligible to get in?"
"They made themselves indispensable," was the terse response. "Make yourself
"But how can I, if I do not get the chance?"
"Make your chance."
"But how?" she had insisted, at the same time privately deeming him a most
"How? That is your business, not mine," he said conclusively, rising in token
that the interview was at an end. "I must inform you, my dear young lady, that
there have been at least eighteen other aspiring young ladies here this week,
and that I have not the time to tell each and every one of them how. The
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
3. Guides ARE necessary, for none but a native can read
4. The estimate of the elevation of the several localities
above sea-level is pretty correct--for Baedeker.
He only misses it about a hundred and eighty or ninety
I found my arnica invaluable. My men were suffering
excruciatingly, from the friction of sitting down so much.
During two or three days, not one of them was able to do
more than lie down or walk about; yet so effective was
the arnica, that on the fourth all were able to sit up.