|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
The President accepted the S-1 Committee's recommendations. The
effort to construct the weapon was turned over to the War Department,
which assigned the task to the Army Corps of Engineers. In September
1942, the Corps of Engineers established the Manhattan Engineer
District to oversee the development of a nuclear weapon. This effort
was code-named the "Manhattan Project" (12).
Within the next two years, the MED built laboratories and production
plants throughout the United States. The three principal centers of
the Manhattan Project were the Hanford, Washington, Plutonium
Production Plant; the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U-235 Production Plant;
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:
"Beauty, madame, is a sovereign whom all painters worship; it has
unlimited claims upon them."
"They are both charming," thought Madame Moreau. "Do you enjoy
driving? Shall I take you through the woods, after dinner, in my
"Oh! oh! oh!" cried Mistigris, in three ecstatic tones. "Why, Presles
will prove our terrestrial paradise."
"With an Eve, a fair, young, fascinating woman," added Bridau.
Just as Madame Moreau was bridling, and soaring to the seventh heaven,
she was recalled like a kite by a twitch at its line.
"Madame!" cried her maid-servant, bursting into the room.