|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
teeth apart. Neither will he bite off, nor will he let go. He
has the wisdom of the sarpint, suh, the wisdom of the sarpint."
"Lemme get the hatchet to him!" vociferated the sailor. "Lemme
get the hatchet!" He shoved the steel edge close to Mr. Taylor's
finger and used the man's teeth as a fulcrum. Jan held on and
breathed through his nose, snorting like a grampus. "Steady, all!
Now she takes it!"
"Thank you, suh; it is a powerful relief." And Mr. Taylor
proceeded to gather into his arms the victim's wildly waving legs.
But Jan upreared in his Berserker rage; bleeding, frothing,
cursing; five frozen years thawing into sudden hell. They swayed
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
ground zero area. The guards then traveled along the access roads to
clear out all project personnel. As individuals left for their
assigned shelters or stations, their departures from the test area
were recorded in the military police logs. By 0200 the area sweep was
completed, and the military police went to their shelters and
stations. A final check of personnel was made in each shelter (3; 9;
At the time of detonation, 99 project personnel were in the three
shelters: 29 in the north shelter, 37 in the west shelter, and 33 in
the south shelter. Dr. Oppenheimer, Dr. Bainbridge, and other key
personnel awaited the firing at the south shelter, which served as the