|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
added McIntyre, "the door at the end is not at first discernible,
and is hard to open, unless one has the knack of doing so."
"Hum! It looks as if whoever put Grimes inside the casket was
familiar with it," remarked Ferguson dryly, and McIntyre bit his
lip. "Guess I'll go and take a look at the casket. I'll come back,
Kent rose with the others and started to follow them to the door,
but Grimes beckoned him to approach the bed. The butler waited
until he heard McIntyre's heavy tread and the lighter footfall of
the detective recede down the hall before speaking.
"I was only going to say, sir," he whispered as Kent, at a sign
The Red Seal
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
in haste, but with a certain air of eagerness and joy as if they
glad to be on their way to an appointed place. They did not stay
speak to him, but they looked at him often and spoke to one
as they looked; and now and then one of them would smile and
beckon him a friendly greeting, so that he felt they would like
to be with them.