|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
probably my Unkle Sir Oliver--retire to that Room--we'll consult
further when He's gone.--
LADY SNEERWELL. Well but if HE should find you out to--
SURFACE. O I have no fear of that--Sir Peter will hold his tongue
for his own credit sake--and you may depend on't I shall soon Discover
Sir Oliver's weak side!--
LADY SNEERWELL. I have no diffidence of your abilities--only
be constant to one roguery at a time--
SURFACE. I will--I will--So 'tis confounded hard after such bad
Fortune, to be baited by one's confederate in evil--well at all
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson:
A voice answered from within: "Tell him I cannot see anyone,"
it said complainingly.
"Thank you, sir," said Poole, with a note of something like
triumph in his voice; and taking up his candle, he led Mr.
Utterson back across the yard and into the great kitchen, where
the fire was out and the beetles were leaping on the floor.
"Sir," he said, looking Mr. Utterson in the eyes, "Was that my
"It seems much changed," replied the lawyer, very pale, but
giving look for look.
"Changed? Well, yes, I think so," said the butler. "Have I
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde