|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
"Don't it?" he repeated.
He lifted another handful and threw it in the air,
catching it again.
"That's the stuff that makes the world go 'round.
There's your only friend, old girl! Others promise
well--but in the scratch they fail."
"Yeah--when the scratch comes they fail!" Nance
"Money never fails!" Jim continued eagerly. "It's
the god that knows no right or wrong----"
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Koran:
and will not believe; with whom if thou dost make a league, they break
their league each time, for they fear not God; but shouldst thou
ever catch them in war, then make those who come after them run by
their example, haply they may remember then.
And shouldst thou ever fear from any people treachery, then throw it
back to them in like manner; verily, God loves not the treacherous.
Deem not that those who misbelieve can win; verily, they cannot make
Prepare ye against them what force and companies of horse ye can, to
make the enemies of God, and your enemies, and others beside them,
in dread thereof. Ye do not know them, but God knows them! and