|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
he had returned to view his grim operations, and the
hideousness of them had closed his ears to the sweet
tones of the girl's voice.
As she turned to retrace her steps to the floor below
Miss Maxon still shook her head.
"Poor old Daddy," she mused, "were I a thousand years
old, wrinkled and toothless, he would still look upon
me as his baby girl."
If you chance to be an alumnus of Cornell you may
recall Professor Arthur Maxon, a quiet, slender,
white-haired gentleman, who for several years was an
The Monster Men
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
in noxious and incalculable tiers and clusters beyond any dreamable
workmanship of man; battlements and terraces of wonder and menace,
all limned tiny and black and distant against the starry pshent
that glowed malevolently at the uppermost rim of sight. Capping
that most measureless of mountains was a castle beyond all mortal
thought, and in it glowed the daemon-light. Then Randolph Carter
knew that his quest was done, and that he saw above him the goal
of all forbidden steps and audacious visions; the fabulous, the
incredible home of the Great Ones atop unknown Kadath.
as he realised this thing, Carter noticed a change in the course
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath