|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
more certain than the knife."
Felton grew pale, and made a step forward, remembering that at
the moment he entered Milady had a rope in her hand.
"You are right," said she, "I have often thought of it." Then
she added in a low voice, "And I will think of it again."
Felton felt a shudder run to the marrow of his bones; probably
Lord de Winter perceived this emotion.
"Mistrust yourself, John," said he. "I have placed reliance upon
you, my friend. Beware! I have warned you! But be of good
courage, my lad; in three days we shall be delivered from this
creature, and where I shall send her she can harm nobody."
The Three Musketeers
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
the years he lived on moose and salmon and chased glowing
Eldorados over chill divides. But when he finally blazed the
corner-post and centre-stakes on one of the richest Klondike
claims, it began to quicken; and when he took his place in
society, a full-fledged Bonanza King, it awoke and took charge of
him. He suddenly recollected a girl in the States, and it came to
him quite forcibly, not only that she might be waiting for him,
but that a wife was a very pleasant acquisition for a man who
lived some several degrees north of 53. So he wrote an
appropriate note, enclosed a letter of credit generous enough to
cover all expenses, including trousseau and chaperon, and