|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
'There, Josephine! Who's that come to see you? Who's this, Josephine?
Lady Chatterley--you know Lady Chatterley, don't you?'
The queer pert little mite gazed cheekily at Connie. Ladyships were
still all the same to her.
'Come! Will you come to me?' said Connie to the baby.
The baby didn't care one way or another, so Connie picked her up and
held her in her lap. How warm and lovely it was to hold a child in
one's lap, and the soft little arms, the unconscious cheeky little
'I was just having a rough cup of tea all by myself. Luke's gone to
market, so I can have it when I like. Would you care for a cup, Lady
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
despair. "I do not wish to torture, to flog, to
corrupt, to kill any one! I only want the welfare
of all. Just as I yearn for happiness myself, so I
want the world to be happy as well. Am I actu-
ally responsible for everything that is done in my
name? What can I do? What am I to do to
rid myself of such a responsibility? What can I
do? I do not admit that the responsibility for all
this is mine. If I felt myself responsible for one-
hundredth part of it, I would shoot myself on the
spot. It would not be possible to live if that were
The Forged Coupon