|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Human Drift by Jack London:
MAUD. [Starting hurriedly toward door.] Then I must go.
FITZSIMMONS. What's your hurry? Sing.
MAUD. [Turning back with new resolve.] Let me see you punch the
FITZSIMMONS. You sing first.
MAUD. No; you punch first.
FITZSIMMONS. I don't believe you are Harry -
MAUD. [Hastily.] All right, I'll sing. You sit down over there
and turn your back.
[MAUD walks over to the table toward right. She is about to sing,
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
them except in the one direction that they had
come from, which led to the Rose Kingdom and the
sea. Therefore it mattered little which way they
By and by they espied a faint trail that looked
like a path and after following this for some time
they reached a crossroads. Here were many paths,
leading in various directions, and there was a
signpost so old that there were now no words upon
the sign. At one side was an old well, with a
chain windlass for drawing water, yet there was no
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