|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Sheik, stealing his daughter away. If this is she The Sheik
will pay you well for her return."
Korak's arm had again gone around the shoulders of Meriem.
Love raced hot through his young veins. Civilization was but
a half-remembered state--London as remote as ancient Rome.
In all the world there were but they two--Korak, The Killer, and
Meriem, his mate. Again he drew her close to him and covered
her willing lips with his hot kisses. And then from behind him
broke a hideous bedlam of savage war cries and a score of
shrieking blacks were upon them.
Korak turned to give battle. Meriem with her own light spear
The Son of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke:
they pervade thought and conversation at the Upper Dam to the
exclusion of every other subject. There is no driving, no dancing,
no golf, no tennis. There is nothing to do but fish or die.
At first, Cornelia thought she would choose the latter alternative.
But a remark of that skilful and morose old angler, McTurk, which
she overheard on the verandah after supper, changed her mind.
"Women have no sporting instinct," said he. "They only fish because
they see men doing it. They are imitative animals."
That same night she told Beekman, in the subdued tone which the
architectural construction of the house imposes upon all
confidential communications in the bedrooms, but with resolution in