|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
de l'Homme. Les centaures se sont caches dans les rivieres, et les
sirenes ont quitte les rivieres et couchent sous les feuilles dans
SALOME. Qui a crie cela?
SECOND SOLDAT. C'est le prophete, princesse.
SALOME. Ah! le prophete. Celui dont le tetrarque a peur?
SECOND SOLDAT. Nous ne savons rien de cela, princesse. C'est le
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Voulez-vous que je commande votre litiere,
princesse? Il fait tres beau dans le jardin.
SALOME. Il dit des choses monstrueuses, e propos de ma mere, n'est-
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
is hop night at the club."
"Which is as great a misnomer as the tea," Sam put in, ponderously
struggling out of his linen driving coat. "It's bridge night, and
the only hops are in the beer."
He was still gurgling over this as he took me upstairs. He showed
me my room himself, and then began the fruitless search for evening
raiment that kept me home that night from the club. For I couldn't
wear Sam's clothes. That was clear, after a perspiring seance of a
"I won't do it, Sam," I said, when I had draped his dress-coat on
me toga fashion. "Who am I to have clothing to spare, like this,
The Man in Lower Ten