|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
CHAPTER THE SECOND
LOVE AMONG THE WRECKAGE
When I came back I found that my share in the escape and death of
my uncle had made me for a time a notorious and even popular
character. For two weeks I was kept in London "facing the
music," as he would have said, and making things easy for my
aunt, and I still marvel at the consideration with which the
world treated me. For now it was open and manifest that I and my
uncle were no more than specimens of a modern species of brigand,
wasting the savings of the public out of the sheer wantonness of
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
I said to God, "Why do they do it?"
God said, "That another may not eat."
I said to God, "But if they poison all then none dare eat; what do they
God said, "Nothing."
I said, "Are they not afraid they themselves may bite where another has
God said, "They are afraid. In Hell all men fear."
He called me further. And the water of the lake seemed less blue.
Then, to the right among the trees were men working. And I said to God, "I