|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw:
ready, so she invited Agatha to sit down.
"Thank you," said Agatha sweetly. "Well, Uncle John, don't you
"I have heard with regret from Miss Wilson that you have been
very troublesome here," he said, ignoring her remark, though
secretly put out by it.
"Yes," said Agatha contritely. "I am so very sorry."
Mr. Jansenius, who had been led by Miss Wilson to expect the
utmost contumacy, looked to her in surprise.
"You seem to think," said Miss Wilson, conscious of Mr.
Jansenius's movement, and annoyed by it, "that you may transgress
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
others would be required to complete his list of continental
friends. He prized the love and sympathy of men--prized it almost
more than the renown which his science brought him. Nearly a dozen
years ago it fell to my lot to write a review of his 'Experimental
Researches' for the 'Philosophical Magazine.' After he had read it,
he took me by the hand, and said, 'Tyndall, the sweetest reward of
my work is the sympathy and good will which it has caused to flow in
upon me from all quarters of the world.' Among his letters I find
little sparks of kindness, precious to no one but myself, but more
precious to me than all. He would peep into the laboratory when he
thought me weary, and take me upstairs with him to rest. And if I