|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
to try to get the death sentence. They hain't got no love for
you, Byrne. You caused 'em a lot o' throuble in your day an'
they haven't forgot it. I'd hate to be in your boots."
Billy Byrne shrugged. Where were his dreams of justice?
They seemed to have faded back into the old distrust and
hatred. He shook himself and conjured in his mind the vision
of a beautiful girl who had believed in him and trusted him--
who had inculcated within him a love for all that was finest
and best in true manhood, for the very things that he had
most hated all the years of his life before she had come into
his existence to alter it and him.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
 Or, "rendezvous"; "the 'Champ de Mars' for the nonce." Cf.
"Cyrop." VI. ii. 11.
 Lit. "he sends some of the faithful to inspect." Cf. our "trusty
 See, for the system, Herod. iii. 89 foll.; "Cyrop." VIII. vi. 11.
 Or, as we say, "inspecting officers." Cf. "Cyrop." VIII. i. 9.
Further than this, by means of a royal progress through the country,
he has an opportunity of inspecting personally some portion of his
territory, and again of visiting the remainder in proxy as above by
trusty representatives; and wheresoever he perceives that any of his
governors can present to him a district thickly populated, and the