|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"She is mine," I replied, though what force it was that
impelled me to say it I could not have told; but an instant
later I was glad that I had spoken the words, for the reward
of Ajor's proud and happy face was reward indeed.
Al-tan eyed her for several minutes and then turned to me.
"Can you keep her?" he asked, just the tinge of a sneer upon
I laid my palm upon the grip of my pistol and answered that
I could. He saw the move, glanced at the butt of the automatic
where it protruded from its holster, and smiled. Then he
The People That Time Forgot
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
milia VI eius pagi qui Verbigenus appellatur, sive timore perterriti, ne
armis traditis supplicio adficerentur, sive spe salutis inducti, quod in
tanta multitudine dediticiorum suam fugam aut occultari aut omnino
ignorari posse existimarent, prima nocte e castris Helvetiorum egressi ad
Rhenum finesque Germanorum contenderunt.
Quod ubi Caesar resciit, quorum per fines ierant his uti conquirerent
et reducerent, si sibi purgati esse vellent, imperavit; reductos in
hostium numero habuit; reliquos omnes obsidibus, armis, perfugis traditis
in deditionem accepit. Helvetios, Tulingos, Latobrigos in fines suos,
unde erant profecti, reverti iussit, et, quod omnibus frugibus amissis
domi nihil erat quo famem tolerarent, Allobrogibus imperavit ut iis