|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
'"My dear man," I said, "if that is your honest belief, I take it
upon myself to say you had far better not curry favour with any
God. But if it's only your Jutish pride that holds you back, lift me
up, and I'll baptize you even now."
'"Lie still," said Meon. "I could judge better if I were in my
own hall. But to desert one's fathers' Gods - even if one doesn't
believe in them - in the middle of a gale, isn't quite - What would
you do yourself?"
'I was lying in his arms, kept alive by the warmth of his big,
steady heart. It did not seem to me the time or the place for subtle
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
nibble of Paris; a winter in South America and a summer in Norway;
a few months in England--"
"Most certainly--the best; and then, heigho! for the dogs and
sleds and the Hudson Bay Country. Change, you know. A strong man
like you, full of vitality and go, could not possibly stand a
palace for a year. It is all very well for effeminate men, but
you weren't made for such a life. You are masculine, intensely
"It does not require thinking. I know. Have you ever noticed