|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
his finger upon a second button, the propellers whirred
as his hand drew back the speed lever, and Carthoris,
Prince of Helium, was off into the gorgeous Martian night
beneath the hurtling moons and the million stars.
Scarce had the flier found its speed ere the man,
wrapping his sleeping silks and furs about him,
stretched at full length upon the narrow deck to sleep.
But sleep did not come at once at his bidding.
Instead, his thoughts ran riot in his brain, driving sleep away.
He recalled the words of Thuvia of Ptarth, words that had half
assured him that she loved him; for when he had asked her if she
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
he had worked so devotedly for eight years became part of general
knowledge in the engineering profession.
Jenkin's scientific activity continued without abatement to the
end. For the last two years of his life he was much occupied with
a new mode of electric locomotion, a very remarkable invention of
his own, to which he gave the name of 'Telpherage.' He persevered
with endless ingenuity in carrying out the numerous and difficult
mechanical arrangements essential to the project, up to the very
last days of his work in life. He had completed almost every
detail of the realisation of the system which was recently opened
for practical working at Glynde, in Sussex, four months after his