|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
down, back and forth, as she sat on the stone bench: she was so
happy to have met the Wisest Woman in the world.
The people who passed by looked, and turned to look again, at the
little girl in the stiff-starched, faded blue checked apron leaning
up against the lady in the crisp, dull silk.
But Bessie Bell did not look at anybody who passed.
And the lady did not look at anybody who passed.
And the band kept on playing gay music.
It was not very long before Sister Helen Vincula came back from
seeing the ladies across the long bridge, and from telling them
Good-bye. As soon as she saw Bessie Bell leaning up against the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
that last cream-filled cake fresh in my mind, I saluted
the letters that spelled "Franz Baumbach."
Blackie chuckled impishly. "Just the, same, try a
pinch of soda bicarb'nate when you get home, Dawn," he
advised. "Well, I'm off to the factory again. Got t'
make up for time wasted on m' lady friend. Auf
And the little figure in the checked top-coat trotted
"But he called you--Dawn," broke from Von Gerhard.
"Mhum," I agreed. "My name's Dawn."