|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Anabasis by Xenophon:
take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing
return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a
leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and
March 399 B.C.
This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a
four-volume set. The complete list of Xenophon's works (though
there is doubt about some of these) is:
Work Number of books
The Anabasis 7
The Hellenica 7
|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:
"I did not so understand Senor O'Halloran."
"If you're not you have to earn your grub and lodgings. I'll
appoint you my deputy, colonel. And, first off, my orders are to
lock up his excellency and General Carlo in this cell till
"The cell, Senor O'Connor, is damp and badly ventilated,"
"I know that a heap better than you do, colonel," said Bucky
dryly. "But if it was good enough for me and my pardner, here, I
reckon it's good enough for them. Anyhow, we'll let them try it,
won't we, Frank;"