|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert:
shone on the river and warmed the slated roof. Old Mother Simon had
returned to Felicite and was peacefully falling asleep.
The ringing of bells woke her; the people were coming out of church.
Felicite's delirium subsided. By thinking of the procession, she was
able to see it as if she had taken part in it. All the school-
children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while
in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church
with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in
charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of
the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air;
the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two
A Simple Soul
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
necessary to accomplish her designs, and these spoken
words are known only to herself."
"That is a method we taught her," declared Aurah the
"I can do no more, Glinda," continued Ozma, "so I
wish you would try what your sorcery can accomplish."
"First, then," said Glinda, "let us visit the
basement of the island, which I am told is underneath
A flight of marble stairs led from one of Coo-ee-oh's
private rooms down to the basement, but when the party
Glinda of Oz