|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
times he did his duty and danced every dance.
But whether he was on the floor or brooding in a
corner, he was always thinking about Marie
Shabata. For two years the storm had been
gathering in him.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
this month they have waited here with all their fleet, for
they have hunted all the seas of Hellas, and could not find
you, and dared neither go farther, nor go home.'
'Let them choose out their champions, and we will fight them,
man for man.'
'No guests of ours shall fight upon our island, and if you go
outside they will outnumber you. I will do justice between
you, for I know and do what is right.'
Then he turned to his kings, and said, 'This may stand over
till to-morrow. To-night we will feast our guests, and hear
the story of all their wanderings, and how they came hither