|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
bone so heavy that it must have been a skull, and therefore realising
his nearness to the fateful crag he sent up as best he might that
meeping cry which is the call of the ghoul.
Sound travels slowly,
so it was some time before he heard an answering glibber. But
it came at last, and before long he was told that a rope ladder
would be lowered. The wait for this was very tense, since there
was no telling what might not have been stirred up among those
bones by his shouting. Indeed, it was not long before he actually
did hear a vague rustling afar off. As this thoughtfully approached,
he became more and more uncomfortable; for he did not wish to
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
"Otra vez!" yells I again.
"Boom!" says the Ole Virginia.
This was the biggest shot of the lot, and she surely cut loose.
I ought to have been half-way up the bill watching things from a
safe distance, but I wasn't. Lucky for me the shaft was a little
on the drift, so she didn't quite shoot my way. But she
distributed about a ton over those renegades. They sort of half
got to their feet uncertain.
"Otra vez!" yells I once more, as bold as if I could keep her
shooting all day.
It was just a cold, raw blazer; and if it didn't go through I