|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
desired another field of energy; and I was the more grateful for
the redeeming element of mystery. Without that, though I
might have gone ahead and done as well, it would scarce have
been with ardour; and what inspired me that night with an
impatient greed of the sea, the island, and the wreck, was the
hope that I might stumble there upon the answer to a hundred
questions, and learn why Captain Trent fanned his red face in
the exchange, and why Mr. Dickson fled from the telephone in
the Mission Street lodging-house.
IN WHICH JIM AND I TAKE DIFFERENT WAYS.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Polly of the Circus by Margaret Mayo:
you can't get none the best of me. I can get away all right, and
I will, too."
She made a desperate effort to put one foot to the floor, but
fell back with a cry of pain.
"Dar, dar," Mandy murmured, putting the pillow under the poor,
cramped neck, and smoothing the tangled hair from Polly's
forehead. "Yuh done hurt yo'sef for suah dis time."
The pastor had taken a step toward the bed. His look of
amusement had changed to one of pity.
"You see, Miss Polly, you have had a very bad fall, and you can't
get away just yet, nor see your friends until you are better."