|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
Marriages, and then he go onto the Twilight Sleep.
And, as he said himself afterward, what could
be more practical?
But, you know, commonplace people never appre-
ciate the efforts that serious thinkers make for
them, and Aunt Evelyn refused to come to the
table at all when dinner was announced. She said
she had lost her appetite and felt faint.
But Aunt Emmy came. She asked the blessing.
Papa always has her do that on Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas and New Year's. And she made a
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
plenty of hard work by day; regular visits to meetings of the
British Association, from one of which I find him
characteristically writing: 'I cannot say that I have had any
amusement yet, but I am enjoying the dulness and dry bustle of the
whole thing'; occasional visits abroad on business, when he would
find the time to glean (as I have said) gardening hints for
himself, and old folk-songs or new fashions of dress for his wife;
and the continual study and care of his children: these were the
chief elements of his life. Nor were friends wanting. Captain and
Mrs. Jenkin, Mr. and Mrs. Austin, Clerk Maxwell, Miss Bell of
Manchester, and others came to them on visits. Mr. Hertslet of the