|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:
swallowed Harry's ridicule of her fear and refused to stay behind.
Again we stood at the point where the stream left the cavern
through the broad arch of a tunnel.
"There's a chance there," said Harry, turning to me. "It
"Yes, if we had a boat," I agreed. "But that's a ten-mile
current, and probably deep."
I waded out some twenty feet and was nearly swept beneath the
surface as the water circled about my shoulders.
"We couldn't follow that on our feet," I declared, returning
to the shore. "But it does look promising. At ten miles an hour
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
LADY SNEERWELL. Pray let us hear.
MRS. CANDOUR. Aye--do oblige--us with the Duel----
SIR BENJAMIN. 'Sir'--says Sir Peter--immediately after the Discovery,
'you are a most ungrateful Fellow.'
MRS. CANDOUR. Aye to Charles----
SIR BENJAMIN. No, no--to Mr. Surface--'a most ungrateful Fellow;
and old as I am, Sir,' says He, 'I insist on immediate satisfaction.'
MRS. CANDOUR. Aye that must have been to Charles for 'tis very
unlikely Mr. Surface should go to fight in his own House.
SIR BENJAMIN. Gad's Life, Ma'am, not at all--giving me immediate