|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
the more deliberately judicial for the stirring emotions
he felt, asked if there had been any fighting. "A
little," said Ostrog. "In one quarter only. But the
Senegalese division of our African agricultural police--
the Consolidated African Companies have a very well
drilled police--was ready, and so were the aeroplanes.
We expected a little trouble in the continental cities,
and in America. But things are very quiet in America.
They are satisfied with the overthrow of the Council
For the time."
" Why should you expect trouble?" asked Graham
When the Sleeper Wakes
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Empty that pocket, Button-Bright, and let's see what's in it,"
So Button-Bright laid the contents of his left jacket pocket on the
table. These proved to be a peg top, a bunch of string, a small
rubber ball and a golden peach pit. "What's this?" asked the Wizard,
picking up the peach pit and examining it closely.
"Oh," said the boy, "I saved that to show to the girls, and then
forgot all about it. It came out of a lonesome peach that I found in
the orchard back yonder, and which I ate while I was lost. It looks
like gold, and I never saw a peach pit like it before."
"Nor I," said the Wizard, "and that makes it seem suspicious."
The Lost Princess of Oz