|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
Zululand who have not come here by the king's desire, are to be
killed at once, except yourself, Macumazahn."
"Is it so, Goza? Well, as you will have understood, I am quite
alone here and have no friends. Only I did not wish to travel so
"Of course we understand that you are quite alone and have no
friends, is it not so, my brothers?"
"Yes, yes, we understand," they exclaimed in chorus, one of them
adding, "and shall so report to the King."
"What kind of blankets do you like; the plain grey ones or the
white ones with the blue stripes?" I asked, desiring to confirm
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
Diodorus answered: You are quite right, Socrates; bid Hermogenes come
Soc. Bid Hermogenes come to you!--not I indeed! since for aught I can
understand you are no better entitled to summon him that to go to him
yourself, nor is the advantage more on his side than your own.
Thus Diodorus went off in a trice to seek Hermogenes, and at no great
outlay won to himself a friend--a friend whose one concern it now was
to discover how, by word or deed, he might help and gladden Diodorus.
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