|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
River and after traveling three days I lost my way. I went to sleep in a
thicket and when I awoke an Indian dog had found me. I heard voices and saw
three Indians. I got up and ran, but they easily caught me."
"I know about you. Old Tarhe has a daughter who kept you from bein' ransomed."
"Yes, and I wish I were back there. I don't like the look of things."
"You are right, Zane. You got ketched at a bad time. The Indians are mad. I
suppose you don't know that Col. Crawford massacred a lot of Indians a few
days ago. It'll go hard with any white man that gits captured. I'm afraid I
can't do nothin' for you."
A few words concerning Simon Girty, the White Savage. He had two brothers,
James and George, who had been desperadoes before they were adopted by the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
up man in my life. [He folds his chair and carries it to the
MRS WARREN [calling from within the cottage] Prad-dee! George!
CROFTS [hastily] She's calling us. [He hurries in].
[Praed shakes his head bodingly, and is following Crofts when he
is hailed by a young gentleman who has just appeared on the
common, and is making for the gate. He is pleasant, pretty,
smartly dressed, cleverly good-for-nothing, not long turned 20,
with a charming voice and agreeably disrespectful manners. He
carries a light sporting magazine rifle.]