|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
prove that she died after her birthday, therefore in full possession
of her fortune and without leaving any will?"
"That is very simple. I buy several newspapers every day. I would
have taken them up to the fourth and fifth of December and left them
here with the body."
"You are more clever even than I thought," said the detective dryly
as he heard the commissioner's steps behind him. Muller put a
whistle to his lips and its shrill tone ran through the house,
calling up the policeman who stood by the door.
Egon Langen's face was grey with pallor, his features were
distorted, and yet there was the ghost of a smile on his lips as
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
cruises in that yacht of his, and was urging the entire party
to accompany him. Tried to inveigle me into it, too.
Is thinking of circumnavigating Africa this time. I told him
that his precious toy would take him and some of his friends
to the bottom of the ocean one of these days if he didn't get
it out of his head that she was a liner or a battleship.
I returned to Paris day before yesterday, and yesterday I
met the Count and Countess de Coude at the races. They
inquired after you. De Coude really seems quite fond of you.
Doesn't appear to harbor the least ill will. Olga is as
beautiful as ever, but a trifle subdued. I imagine that she
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