|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
to us nothing but sunshine and happiness. So, for my
part, I shall always wait for tomorrow.
In Pellucidar, where it is always today, the wait
may not be so long, and so it proved for us. As we
were passing a lofty, flat-topped hill through a park-
like wood a perfect network of fiber ropes fell suddenly
about our guard, enmeshing them. A moment later
a horde of our friends, the hairy gorilla-men, with the
mild eyes and long faces of sheep leaped among them.
It was a very interesting fight. I was sorry that my
bonds prevented me from taking part in it, but I urged
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
there useth to be more trepidation in court upon
the first breaking out of troubles, than were fit.
And the state runneth the danger of that which
Tacitus saith; Atque is habitus animorum fuit, ut
pessimum facinus auderent pauci, plures vellent,
omnes paterentur. But let such military persons be
assured, and well reputed of, rather than factious
and popular; holding also good correspondence
with the other great men in the state; or else the
remedy, is worse than the disease.
Essays of Francis Bacon