|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
It was an hour before Werper moved again, then he
rolled over facing Tarzan and opened his eyes. The
ape-man slept. By reaching out his hand Werper could
touch the spot where the pouch was buried.
For a long time he lay watching and listening.
He moved about, making more noise than necessary,
yet Tarzan did not awaken. He drew the sacrificial knife
from his belt, and plunged it into the ground.
Tarzan did not move. Cautiously the Belgian pushed the
blade downward through the loose earth above the pouch.
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
'And I saw Lede, the famous bed-fellow of Tyndareus, who
bare to Tyndareus two sons, hardy of heart, Castor tamer of
steeds, and Polydeuces the boxer. These twain yet live, but
the quickening earth is over them; and even in the nether
world they have honour at the hand of Zeus. And they
possess their life in turn, living one day and dying the
next, and they have gotten worship even as the gods.
'And after her I beheld Iphimedeia, bed-fellow of Aloeus,
who said that she had lain with Poseidon, and she bare
children twain, but short of life were they, godlike Otus