|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
who loves him, who has loved and cared for him from his babyhood.
There is not the slightest doubt of it, sir."
Muller moved a step nearer the desk, gazing firmly in the eyes of
the excited commissioner. The sadness on the detective's face had
given way to a gleam of pride that flushed his sallow cheek and
brightened his grey eyes. It was one of those rare moments when
Muller allowed himself a feeling of triumph in his own power, in
spite of official subordination and years of habit. His slight
frame seemed to grow taller and broader as he faced the Chief with
an air of quiet determination that made him at once master of the
situation. His voice was as low as ever but it took on a keen
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from McTeague by Frank Norris:
"You sent that twenty-five to your mother, didn't you?" said
"Oh, long ago," answered Trina, without thinking.
In fact, Trina never allowed herself to think very much of
this affair. And, in fact, another matter soon came to
engross her attention.
One Sunday evening Trina and her husband were in their
sitting-room together. It was dark, but the lamp had not
been lit. McTeague had brought up some bottles of beer from
the "Wein Stube" on the ground floor, where the branch post-
office used to be. But they had not opened the beer. It