|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde:
don't know how to play with it who get burned up.
LADY STUTFIELD. Yes; I see that. It is very, very helpful.
LADY HUNSTANTON. I don't know how the world would get on with such
a theory as that, dear Mrs. Allonby.
LADY STUTFIELD. Ah! The world was made for men and not for women.
MRS. ALLONBY. Oh, don't say that, Lady Stutfield. We have a much
better time than they have. There are far more things forbidden to
us than are forbidden to them.
LADY STUTFIELD. Yes; that is quite, quite true. I had not thought
[Enter SIR JOHN and MR. KELVIL.]
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
hope, pitiless, cold things that seemed to freeze the blood in her
veins. And to-night, in just a few minutes more - a cell!
From the street outside came the sound of some one making a cheery,
but evidently a somewhat inebriated, attempt to whistle some ragtime
air. It seemed to enhance her misery, to enhance by contrast in its
care-free cheeriness the despair and misery that were eating into
her soul. Her hands clenched and unclenched. If there were only a
chance - somewhere - somehow! If only she were not a woman! If she
could only fight this hulking form that gripped so brutally at her
Rough Rorke opened the door, and pulled her out to the street. She