|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
During a brief drive, Gerald made conversation on different topics,
apparently quite indifferent as to whether or not his companions
replied. After an interval the carriage drew up opposite a brown-
stone dwelling on a side street. Gerald rang the bell, and a moment
later the three were ushered by a discreet and elderly maid into a
little square reception-room immediately off the hall. The maid
Gerald carefully deposited his top hat on the floor, placed in it
his gloves, and leaned his stick against its brim.
"I have brought you here, among other purposes, to hear from me a
little brief wisdom drawn from experience and the observation of
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
house-breaking shall be thoroughly investigated and put an end to.
This way," and he led them into a large airy bedroom on the third
floor, to which Grimes had been carried unconscious that morning,
instead of to his own bedroom in the servants' quarters.
Grimes, with his head swathed in bandages, was a woe-begone object.
He greeted Colonel McIntyre and the detective with a sullen glare,
but his eyes brightened at sight of Kent, and he moved a feeble
hand in welcome.
"Sit down, sirs," he mumbled. "There's chairs for all."
"Don't worry about us," remarked McIntyre cheerily. "Just tell us
how you got that nasty knock on the head."
The Red Seal