|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
torture; but he preserved a calm exterior even when the young
criticised his little home, and he always lifted his hat
courteously to any lady who looked inside.
It may have been Quixotic, but it was magnificent. Soon the
inward meaning of it leaked out, and the great heart of the
public was touched. Crowds followed the cab, cheering it
lustily; charming girls scaled it to get his autograph;
interviews appeared in the better class of papers, and society
invited him to dinner and added, "Do come in the kennel."
On that eventful Thursday week, Mrs. Darling was in the night-
nursery awaiting George's return home; a very sad-eyed woman.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
whistling over Pelly's head on board the LIZARD. The natives
jumped overboard; and swimming under the lee of the TAUMUALUA
(where they escaped a second volley) dragged her towards the east.
As soon as they were out of range and past the Mulivai, the German
border, they got on board and (again singing - though perhaps a
different song) continued their return along the English and
American shore. Off Matautu they were hailed from the seaward by
one of the ADLER'S boats, which had been suddenly despatched on the
sound of the firing or had stood ready all evening to secure the
gun. The hail was in German; the Samoans knew not what it meant,
but took the precaution to jump overboard and swim for land. Two