|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Where is the mountain?" was the next question.
"Nineteen miles and three furlongs from Bear Center to the northeast."
"And is the dishpan still at the castle of Ugu the Shoemaker?" asked
The King turned to Cayke.
"You may rely on this information," said he. "The Pink
Bear can tell us anything we wish to know, and his
words are always words of truth."
"Is he alive?" asked the Frogman, much interested in the Pink Bear.
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
stars and concocted earth life as a joke or mistake; and the wild
tales of cosmic hill things from outside told by a folklorist
colleague in Miskatonicís English department.
considered the possibility of the pre-Cambrian prints having been
made by a less evolved ancestor of the present specimens, but
quickly rejected this too-facile theory upon considering the advanced
structural qualities of the older fossils. If anything, the later
contours showed decadence rather than higher evolution. The size
of the pseudofeet had decreased, and the whole morphology seemed
coarsened and simplified. Moreover, the nerves and organs just
At the Mountains of Madness