|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson:
to put your good heart at rest, I will tell you one thing: the
moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde. I give you my hand
upon that; and I thank you again and again; and I will just add
one little word, Utterson, that I'm sure you'll take in good part:
this is a private matter, and I beg of you to let it sleep."
Utterson reflected a little, looking in the fire.
"I have no doubt you are perfectly right," he said at last,
getting to his feet.
"Well, but since we have touched upon this business, and for
the last time I hope," continued the doctor, "there is one point I
should like you to understand. I have really a very great
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
lives. She was disappointed not to be able to detect anything
boyish in her brother. Very, very sorry. She had not seen him for
fifteen years or thereabouts, except on three or four occasions for
a few hours at a time. No. Not a trace of the boy, he used to be,
left in him.
She fell silent for a moment and I mused idly on the boyhood of
little Fyne. I could not imagine what it might have been like. His
dominant trait was clearly the remnant of still earlier days,
because I've never seen such staring solemnity as Fyne's except in a
very young baby. But where was he all that time? Didn't he suffer
contamination from the indolence of Captain Anthony, I inquired. I