|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
Can't see what the party wants with it?'
'It seems very romantic of him, I think,' said Julia, 'What sort
of a person is he?'
Julia in her canoe, the landlord in his wherry, were close
alongside, and holding on by the gunwale of the houseboat; so
that not a word was lost on Gideon.
'He's a music-man,' said the landlord, 'or at least that's what
he told me, miss; come down here to write an op'ra.'
'Really!' cried Julia, 'I never heard of anything so delightful!
Why, we shall be able to slip down at night and hear him
improvise! What' is his name?'
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:
sent from the corral, but from the mysterious retreat, communicating
directly with Granite House by means of a supplementary wire joined to the
Neb took the lighted lantern, and all left the corral. The storm then
burst forth with tremendous violence. The interval between each lightning-
flash and each thunder-clap diminished rapidly. The summit of the volcano,
with its plume of vapor, could be seen by occasional flashes.
There was no telegraphic communication in any part of the corral between
the house and the palisade; but the engineer, running straight to the first
post, saw by the light of a flash a new wire hanging from the isolator to
The Mysterious Island