|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories by Alice Dunbar:
But when the party reached the dining-room, Theophile proudly led
his partner to the head of the table, at the right hand of maman,
and smiled benignly about at the delighted assemblage. Now you
know, when a Creole young man places a girl at his mother's right
hand at his own table, there is but one conclusion to be deduced
If you had asked Manuela, after the wedding was over, how it
happened, she would have said nothing, but looked wise.
If you had asked Claralie, she would have laughed and said she
always preferred Leon.
If you had asked Theophile, he would have wondered that you
The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
An hour! "
He had suddenly perceived a possibility. He tried
to speak calmly, but his face was white. "There is
one chance. You said there was an aeropile--? "
"On the Roehampton stage, Sire."
"No. It is Iying crossways to the carrier. It might
be got upon the guides--easily. But there is no
Graham glanced at the two men and then at Helen.
He spoke after a long pause. "We have no
When the Sleeper Wakes