|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
interference from the dragoons. The minister spoke from a
knowe close to the edge of the ring, and poured out the words
God gave him on the very threshold of the devils of yore.
When they pitched a tent (which was often in wet weather,
upon a communion occasion) it was rigged over the huge
isolated pillar that had the name of Anes-Errand, none knew
why. And the congregation sat partly clustered on the slope
below, and partly among the idolatrous monoliths and on the
turfy soil of the Ring itself. In truth the situation was
well qualified to give a zest to Christian doctrines, had
there been any wanted. But these congregations assembled
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
Dear William! dearest blessed child! I soon shall see you again in heaven,
where we shall all be happy; and that consoles me, going as I am to suffer
ignominy and death."
"Oh, Justine! Forgive me for having for one moment distrusted you.
Why did you confess? But do not mourn, dear girl. Do not fear.
I will proclaim, I will prove your innocence. I will melt the
stony hearts of your enemies by my tears and prayers. You shall
not die! You, my playfellow, my companion, my sister, perish on the
scaffold! No! No! I never could survive so horrible a misfortune."
Justine shook her head mournfully. "I do not fear to die," she said;
"that pang is past. God raises my weakness and gives me courage