|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"I canna gainsay ye, Shaws. It looks unco underhand," says Andie.
"And werenae the folk guid sound Whigs and true-blue Presbyterians I
would has seen them ayont Jordan and Jeroozlem or I would have set hand
"The Master of Lovat'll be a braw Whig," says I, "and a grand
"I ken naething by him," said he. "I hae nae trokings wi' Lovats."
"No, it'll be Prestongrange that you'll be dealing with," said I.
"Ah, but I'll no tell ye that," said Andie.
"Little need when I ken," was my retort.
"There's just the ae thing ye can be fairly sure of, Shaws," says
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien DeTroyes:
and had laid aside his clothes, the damsel gently laid him on
a lofty, handsome couch, then bathed and rubbed him so carefully
that I could not describe half the care she took. She handled
and treated him as gently as if he had been her father. Her
treatment makes a new man of him, as she revives him with her
cares. Now he is no less fair than an angel and is more nimble
and more spry than anything you ever saw. When he arose, he was
no longer mangy and haggard, but strong and handsome. And the
damsel sought out for him the finest robe she could find, with
which she clothed him when he arose. And he was glad to put it
on, quicker than a bird in flight. He kissed and embraced the