|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
could not batter it down, and there he lives all by himself."
"This is good news," declared the Wizard, "for I think this is just
the magician we are searching for. But why is he called Ugu the
"Once he was a very common citizen here and made shoes for a living,"
replied the monarch of Herku. "But he was descended from the greatest
wizard and sorcerer who ever lived in this or in any other country,
and one day Ugu the Shoemaker discovered all the magical books and
recipes of his famous great-grandfather, which had been hidden away in
the attic of his house. So he began to study the papers and books and
to practice magic, and in time he became so skillful that, as I said,
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Iron Puddler by James J. Davis:
doors right now, with no roof but the sky.
No matter who owns the capital, capital works for everybody.
Ford owns the flivver factory, but everybody owns the flivvers.
The oil king owns the gasoline, but he has to tote it to the
roadside where every one can get it. Equal division is the goal
that capitalism constantly approaches. No man wants all the
gasoline. He wants six gallons at a time, with a service station
every few miles. Capital performs this service for him. Under
"capitalism," sońcalled wealth is more equally divided than under
any other system ever known.
Work is a blessing, not a curse. This country had the good luck