|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
was much in his thoughts, and whose picture in the little locket
on his breast often inspired him to sing, had given him the dog
and her blessing when they kissed good-by and he started on his
"What d'ye say?" Hitchcock repeated.
"Mebbe it's not so serious," Hawes answered with deliberation.
"Most likely it's only a girl's story."
"That isn't the point!" Hitchcock felt a hot flush of anger sweep
over him at their evident reluctance. "The question is, if it is
so, are we going to stand it? What are we going to do?"
"I don't see any call to interfere," spoke up Wertz. "If it is
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours. Think at last
We have not reached conclusion, when I
Stiffen in a rented house. Think at last
I have not made this show purposelessly
And it is not by any concitation
Of the backward devils.
I would meet you upon this honestly.
I that was near your heart was removed therefrom
To lose beauty in terror, terror in inquisition.
I have lost my passion: why should I need to keep it
Since what is kept must be adulterated?