|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan:
pathetic change of tone.
'I suppose there is no alternative. Violet is very good about being
willing to go alone, or with somebody else; but I never think it
quite fair on one's wife to impose on her the necessity of going
about with other men.'
'Mrs. Worsley introduced us after dinner,' said Madeline.
She kept disparagement out of her mind, but he could not help
The monosyllable told her sensitive ear that while he admitted her
consideration in going on with the subject, he was willing to
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
did two or three more; the poor fish finding no other escape,
leaped clean into the air, and almost aboard the boat; while just
where he had come out of the water, three or four great brown
shagreened noses clashed together within two yards of Jack as he
sat, each showing its horrible rows of saw teeth, and then sank
sulkily down again, to watch for a fresh bait. At which Jack said
very softly, "In manus tuas, Domine!" and turning his eyes in
board, had no lust to look at sharks any more.
So having got through the reef, in they ran with a fair breeze, the
caravel not being now a musket-shot off. Cary laid her aboard
before the Spaniards had time to get to their ordnance; and