|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
pretty wild gambles in my time in this very city, when it was a
smaller place and I was a younger man. Yes, I know you, Mr.
Dodd. By sight, I may say I know you extremely well, you and
your followers, the fellows in the kilts, eh? Pardon me. But I
have the misfortune to own a little box on the Saucelito shore.
I'll be glad to see you there any Sunday--without the fellows in
kilts, you know; and I can give you a bottle of wine, and show
you the best collection of Arctic voyages in the States. Morgan
is my name--Judge Morgan--a Welshman and a forty-niner."
"O, if you're a pioneer," cried I, "come to me and I'll provide
you with an axe."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde:
me all that happened.
LORD GORING. Mrs. Cheveley was concealed in a room adjoining my
library, without my knowledge. I thought that the person who was
waiting in that room to see me was yourself. Robert came in
unexpectedly. A chair or something fell in the room. He forced his
way in, and he discovered her. We had a terrible scene. I still
thought it was you. He left me in anger. At the end of everything
Mrs. Cheveley got possession of your letter - she stole it, when or
how, I don't know.
LADY CHILTERN. At what hour did this happen?
LORD GORING. At half-past ten. And now I propose that we tell