|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
casual art upon Pemberton, but he felt they had enough of an eye to
him not to wish to meet him as young ladies whose frocks had been
confiscated - and Ulick appeared to have jumped overboard. The
host and his staff, in a word, had ceased to "go on" at the pace of
their guests, and the air of embarrassed detention, thanks to a
pile of gaping trunks in the passage, was strangely commingled with
the air of indignant withdrawal. When Morgan took all this in -
and he took it in very quickly - he coloured to the roots of his
hair. He had walked from his infancy among difficulties and
dangers, but he had never seen a public exposure. Pemberton
noticed in a second glance at him that the tears had rushed into
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
fall-out as a fight! Why, a Revenue cutter 'ud laugh at it!"
'"So'd I if I wasn't in the Republican Navy," he says. "But two
of our men are dead, d'ye see, and I'm afraid I'll have to take you
to the Prize Court at Le Havre."
'"Will they condemn my 'baccy?" I asks.
'"To the last ounce. But I was thinking more of the ship. She'd
make a sweet little craft for the Navy if the Prize Court 'ud let me
have her," he says.
'Then I knew there was no hope. I don't blame him - a man
must consider his own interests, but nigh every dollar I had was
in ship or cargo, and Steve kept on saying, "You shouldn't have