|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac:
"You will not have a single subscriber," Lucien broke in with
"There will be five hundred of them," asserted Michel Chrestien, "but
they will be worth five hundred thousand."
"You will need a lot of capital," continued Lucien.
"No, only devotion," said d'Arthez.
"Anybody might take him for a perfumer's assistant," burst out Michel
Chrestien, looking at Lucien's head, and sniffing comically. "You were
seen driving about in a very smart turnout with a pair of
thoroughbreds, and a mistress for a prince, Coralie herself."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
and was more cruel to her. They dragged on till the next summer.
He saw more and more of Clara.
At last he spoke. He had been sitting working at home
one evening. There was between him and his mother a peculiar condition
of people frankly finding fault with each other. Mrs. Morel was
strong on her feet again. He was not going to stick to Miriam.
Very well; then she would stand aloof till he said something.
It had been coming a long time, this bursting of the storm in him,
when he would come back to her. This evening there was between them
a peculiar condition of suspense. He worked feverishly and mechanically,
so that he could escape from himself. It grew late. Through the
Sons and Lovers