|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Well, well," sighed the Cowardly Lion, "I see, friend Tiger, that we
must place ourselves in great danger to rescue this bold army. Come
with me, and we will do the best we can."
So, Ozma and Dorothy having already dismounted from their backs, the
Lion and the Tiger leaped back again under the awful hammer and
returned with two generals clinging to their necks. They repeated
this daring passage twelve times, when all the officers had been
carried beneath the giant's legs and landed safely on the further
side. By that time the beasts were very tired, and panted so hard
that their tongues hung out of their great mouths.
"But what is to become of the private?" asked Ozma.
Ozma of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Turn of the Screw by Henry James:
"Well, do you like it?"
He stood there smiling; then at last he put into two words--"Do YOU?"--
more discrimination than I had ever heard two words contain.
Before I had time to deal with that, however, he continued as if
with the sense that this was an impertinence to be softened.
"Nothing could be more charming than the way you take it, for of
course if we're alone together now it's you that are alone most.
But I hope," he threw in, "you don't particularly mind!"
"Having to do with you?" I asked. "My dear child, how can I help minding?
Though I've renounced all claim to your company--you're so beyond me--
I at least greatly enjoy it. What else should I stay on for?"