|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Frances Waldeaux by Rebecca Davis:
dingy building. A dim light fell through a noble window
of the thirteenth century upon cheap wooden pews. The
church was empty, and had that curious significance and
half-spoken message of its own which belongs to a vacant
"I remember," whispered Frances, awestruck. "This was
built by the first Christian convert, St. Ethelburga."
"You believe every thing, mother!" said George irritably.
She wandered about, looking at the sombre walls and
inscriptions, and then back uneasily, to his moody face.
Suddenly she came up to him as he stood leaning against
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
a black brocade that would be like a dress in a picture. However,
neither Marguerite nor Lady Agnes nor Haddon nor Fritz nor Gussy
was what the wearer of this garment had really come in for. She
had come in for Everard--and that was doubtless not his true name
either. If our young lady had never taken such jumps before it was
simply that she had never before been so affected. She went all
the way. Mary and Cissy had been round together, in their single
superb person, to see him--he must live round the corner; they had
found that, in consequence of something they had come, precisely,
to make up for or to have another scene about, he had gone off--
gone off just on purpose to make them feel it; on which they had