|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
for the American's immediate release. Where is it? Do not
tell me that Prince Peter did not receive it."
"He received it," replied the officer, "and I am here to
acquaint you with the fact, but Prince Peter said nothing
about your release. All he told me was that you were not to
be shot this morning," and the man emphasized the last two
Leopold of Lutha spent two awful days a prisoner at
Blentz, not knowing at what moment Prince Peter might
see fit to carry out the verdict of the Austrian court martial.
He could convince no one that he was the king. Peter would
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|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
98. Sylvan scene. _V._ Milton, _Paradise Lost_, iv. 140.
99. _V._ Ovid, METAMORPHOSES, vi, Philomela.
100. Cf. Part III, 1. 204.
115. Cf. Part III, 1. 195.
118. Cf. Webster: 'Is the wind in that door still?'
126. Cf. Part I, l. 37, 48.
138. Cf. the game of chess in Middleton's _Women beware Women_.
III. THE FIRE SERMON
176. V. Spenser, PROTHALAMION.
192. Cf. _The Tempest_, i. ii.
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