|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
happened. Then Schwartz was very much pleased and said that Hans
must certainly have been turned into a black stone and he should
have all the gold to himself. But Gluck was very sorry and cried
all night. When he got up in the morning there was no bread in the
house, nor any money; so Gluck went and hired himself to another
goldsmith, and he worked so hard and so neatly and so long every day
that he soon got money enough together to pay his brother's fine,
and he went and gave it all to Schwartz, and Schwartz got out of
prison. Then Schwartz was quite pleased and said he should have
some of the gold of the river. But Gluck only begged he would go
and see what had become of Hans.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
one or two crackers that were left over from her luncheon on the
train, and she went to the buggy and brought them. Eureka stuck up
her nose at such food, but the tiny piglets squealed delightedly at
the sight of the crackers and ate them up in a jiffy.
"Now let us go back to the city," suggested the Wizard. "That is, if
Jim has had enough of the pink grass."
The cab-horse, who was browsing near, lifted his head with a sigh.
"I've tried to eat a lot while I had the chance," said he, "for it's
likely to be a long while between meals in this strange country. But
I'm ready to go, now, at any time you wish."
So, after the Wizard had put the piglets back into his inside pocket,
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz