|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin:
which he accordingly bought, and they never objected to it.<10>
<10> See the votes.--[Marg. note.]
It was in allusion to this fact that, when in our fire company we
feared the success of our proposal in favour of the lottery, and I
had said to my friend Mr. Syng, one of our members, "If we fail,
let us move the purchase of a fire-engine with the money; the Quakers
can have no objection to that; and then, if you nominate me and I
you as a committee for that purpose, we will buy a great gun,
which is certainly a fire-engine." "I see," says he, "you have
improv'd by being so long in the Assembly; your equivocal project
would be just a match for their wheat or other grain."
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
Diana repeated the "oath" with a laugh fore and aft. Then
"You're a queer girl, Anne. I heard before that you were
queer. But I believe I'm going to like you real well."
When Marilla and Anne went home Diana went with them as
for as the log bridge. The two little girls walked with
their arms about each other. At the brook they parted with
many promises to spend the next afternoon together.
"Well, did you find Diana a kindred spirit?" asked Marilla
as they went up through the garden of Green Gables.
"Oh yes," sighed Anne, blissfully unconscious of any
Anne of Green Gables