|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
a ruined woman. You can't stay here; they will go further, do
Mlle. Michonneau rose to her feet.
"She is going!--She is not going!--She is going!--No, she isn't."
These alternate exclamations, and a suggestion of hostile
intentions, borne out by the behavior of the insurgents,
compelled Mlle. Michonneau to take her departure. She made some
stipulations, speaking in a low voice in her hostess' ear, and
then--"I shall go to Mme. Buneaud's," she said, with a
"Go where you please, mademoiselle," said Mme. Vauquer, who
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Verses 1889-1896 by Rudyard Kipling:
To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;
But to stand an' be still to the ~Birken'ead~ drill
is a damn tough bullet to chew,
An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies --
soldier an' sailor too!
Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps
an' bein' mopped by the screw,
So they stood an' was still to the ~Birken'ead~ drill, soldier an' sailor too!