|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
out. She did like me awfully, and she stayed two years. She told
me all about it - that at last she could never get her wages. As
soon as they saw how much she liked me they stopped giving her
anything. They thought she'd stay for nothing - just BECAUSE,
don't you know?" And Morgan had a queer little conscious lucid
look. "She did stay ever so long - as long an she could. She was
only a poor girl. She used to send money to her mother. At last
she couldn't afford it any longer, and went away in a fearful rage
one night - I mean of course in a rage against THEM. She cried
over me tremendously, she hugged me nearly to death. She told me
all about it," the boy repeated. "She told me it was their idea.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln:
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place
for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . .
we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead,
who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power
to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember,
what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished
work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining