|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
"Where's Snap now?"
"Gone after his pinto. He was sober. Said he'd pack at once. Larsen's
friends are ugly. Snap said to tell you to hurry out of the village with
young Hare, if you want to take him at all. Dene has ridden in; he
swears you won't take Hare away."
"We're all packed and ready to hitch up," returned Naab. "We could start
at once, only until dark I'd rather take chances here than out on the
"Snap said Dene would ride right into the Bishop's after Hare."
"No. He wouldn't dare."
The Heritage of the Desert
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
security for those quiet, modest, and generally virtuous men, who,
as students of physical science, devoted their lives, during the
eighteenth century, to asking of nature--What are the facts of the
It was no coincidence, but a connection of cause and effect, that
during the century of philosopher sound physical science throve, as
she had never thriven before; that in zoology and botany, chemistry
and medicine, geology and astronomy, man after man, both of the
middle and the noble classes, laid down on more and more sound,
because more and more extended foundations, that physical science
which will endure as an everlasting heritage to mankind; endure,