|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
"Good. I have a sheep-camp up that way. I can arrange to have
grub sent there for us by a man I can trust."
"All right. The Roubideaux goes."
While they were nooning at a cow-spring, Bannister, lying on his
back, with his face to the turquoise sky, became aware that a
vagrant impulse had crystallized to a fixed determination. He
broached it at once to his companion.
"One thing is a cinch, Mac. Neither y'u nor I will be safe in
this country now until we have broken up the gang of desperadoes
that is terrorizing this country. If we don't get them they will
get us. There isn't any doubt about that. I'm not willing to lie
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac:
"You are certain of what you say?"
Joseph was speechless. I saw plainly that I must interfere, as I
happened to be again in Eugene's apartment.
"Joseph is right," I said.
Eugene turned and looked at me.
"I read the addresses quite involuntarily, and--"
"And," interrupted Eugene, "one of them was NOT for Madame de
"No, by all the devils, it was not. Consequently, I supposed, my dear
fellow, that your heart was wandering from the rue Saint-Lazare to the