|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx:
of the assembly. The bourgeoisie now felt the necessity of disposing of
the democratic small traders' class, just as a year before it had
understood the necessity of putting an end to the revolutionary
But the position of the foe had changed. The strength of the
proletarian party was on the streets ; that of the small traders' class
was in the National Assembly itself. The point was, accordingly, to
wheedle them out of the National Assembly into the street, and to have
them break their parliamentary power themselves, before I time and
opportunity could consolidate them. The Mountain jumped with loose
reins into the trap.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
Don't you see you are torturing me?" This outburst came from the
Chief about an hour later. But the detective would not permit
himself to be interrupted in spinning out his story in his own
way, and it was nearly another hour before Bauer knew that the man
for whose name he had been waiting so long was Leo Kniepp.
The knowledge came as a terrible surprise to him. He was dazed
almost. "And I, - I've got to arrest him in my own house?" he
exclaimed as if horrified. And Muller answered calmly: "I doubt
if you will have the opportunity, sir."
"Muller! Did you, again - "
"Yes, I did! I have again warned an unfortunate. It's my nature,