|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
'"Promise kept or promise broken," he said, "Harold came
near enough to breaking us Normans at Santlache. "
"Was it so close a fight, then?" said Henry.
"A hair would have turned it either way," De Aquila
answered. "His house-carles stood like rocks against rain. Where
wast thou, Hugh, in it?"
'"Among Godwin's folk beneath the Golden Dragon till your
front gave back, and we broke our ranks to follow," said Hugh.
"But I bade you stand! I bade you stand! I knew it was all a
deceit!" Harold had waked, and leaned forward as one crying
from the grave.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
sifts men, and she had seen him rise to several with a readiness
that showed the stuff in him.
That evening they slipped out unobserved in the dusk, and a few
minutes later a young gipsy and his bride presented themselves at
the inn to be put up. The scowling young Romany was particular,
considering that he spent most nights in the open, with a sky for
a roof. So the master of the inn thought when he rejected on one
pretense or another the first two rooms that were shown him. He
wanted two rooms, and they must connect. Had the innkeeper such
apartments? The innkeeper had, but he would very much like to see
the price in advance if he was going to turn over to guests of