|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
steps were solemnly retracted. The Germans expressly disowned
Tamasese; and the islands fell into a period of suspense, of some
twelve months' duration, during which the seat of the history was
transferred to other countries and escapes my purview. Here on the
spot, I select three incidents: the arrival on the scene of a new
actor, the visit of the Hawaiian embassy, and the riot on the
Emperor's birthday. The rest shall be silence; only it must be
borne in view that Tamasese all the while continued to strengthen
himself in Leulumoenga, and Laupepa sat inactive listening to the
song of consuls.
CAPTAIN BRANDEIS. The new actor was Brandeis, a Bavarian captain
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
and his existence in danger, he fled back over the sea to his home.
Just as formerly he had fled back over the Danube from Turkey Land."
"Good, good! Oh, you so clever lady!" said Van Helsing,
enthusiastically, as he stooped and kissed her hand.
A moment later he said to me, as calmly as though we had
been having a sick room consultation, "Seventy-two only,
and in all this excitement. I have hope."
Turning to her again, he said with keen expectation, "But go on.
Go on! There is more to tell if you will. Be not afraid.
John and I know. I do in any case, and shall tell you if you
are right. Speak, without fear!"