|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac:
to whom she made a sign to remain.
"We shall meet again," said Henri, who was thinking anxiously of his
friends and felt that it was time to leave.
"No, brother," she said, "we shall not meet again. I am going back to
Spain to enter the Convent of /los Dolores/."
"You are too young yet, too lovely," said Henri, taking her in his
arms and giving her a kiss.
"Good-bye," she said; "there is no consolation when you have lost that
which has seemed to you the infinite."
A week later Paul de Manerville met De Marsay in the Tuileries, on the
Terrasse de Feuillants.
The Girl with the Golden Eyes
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith:
borrowed a pen. Once there, McGaw took from his side pocket two
large envelopes, the contents of which he spread out under the
"I'm dead roight," said McGaw. "I'll put up the price of this
other bid. There ain't a man round here that dares show his head.
The Union's fixed 'em."
"Will the woman bid?" asked his companion.
"The woman! What'd she be a-doin' wid a bid loike that? She
c'u'dn't handle the half of it. I'll wait till a few minutes to
nine o'clock. Ye kin fix up both these bids an' hold 'em in yer
pocket. Thin we kin see what bids is laid on the table. Ours'll