|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
wave, while the wind sings cheerful in the cordage, and the
oars flash fast among the foam! How sweet it is to roam
across the ocean, and see new towns and wondrous lands, and
to come home laden with treasure, and to win undying fame!'
And the good ship ARGO heard him, and longed to be away and
out at sea; till she stirred in every timber, and heaved from
stem to stern, and leapt up from the sand upon the rollers,
and plunged onward like a gallant horse; and the heroes fed
her path with pine-trunks, till she rushed into the
Then they stored her well with food and water, and pulled the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Captain Stormfield by Mark Twain:
"No matter - that divergence has made all this trouble. It has
brought you to a gate that is billions of leagues from the right
one. If you had gone to your own gate they would have known all
about your world at once and there would have been no delay. But
we will try to accommodate you." He turned to an under clerk and
"What system is Jupiter in?"
"I don't remember, sir, but I think there is such a planet in one
of the little new systems away out in one of the thinly worlded
corners of the universe. I will see."
He got a balloon and sailed up and up and up, in front of a map