|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
table. And he held my hand and looked deep into my eyes.
Ah, dear Dairy, Men may come and Men may go in my life, but never
again will I know such ecstacy as at that moment.
"Sit down," he said. "Little Lady of the rose--but it's violets
today, isn't it? And so you like the Play?"
I was by that time somwhat calmer, but glad to sit down, owing to
my knees feeling queer.
"I think it is magnifacent," I said.
"I wish there were more like you," he observed. "Just a moment, I
have to make a change here. No need to go out. There's a screan for
that very purpose."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells:
west stretched the many-tinted sea all dotted with little sailing
"To the eastward, of course, these little boats were grey and very
minute and clear, but to the westward they were little boats of gold--
shining gold--almost like little flames. And just below us was
a rock with an arch worn through it. The blue sea-water broke
to green and foam all round the rock, and a galley came gliding
out of the arch."
"I know that rock," I said. "I was nearly drowned there. It is called
"I Faraglioni? Yes, she called it that," answered the man with