|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair:
considered that the representation of things in their present similarity
might be altogether unintelligible upon a more elevated plane. There were
assuredly wonderful mysteries about the developing of these things; and
then, becoming confidential, Mr. Finnegan proceeded to tell of some
discoveries of his own. "If ye have iver had onything to do wid
shperrits," said he, and looked inquiringly at Jurgis, who kept shaking
his head. "Niver mind, niver mind," continued the other, "but their
influences may be operatin' upon ye; it's shure as I'm tellin' ye, it's
them that has the reference to the immejit surroundin's that has the most
of power. It was vouchsafed to me in me youthful days to be acquainted
with shperrits" and so Tommy Finnegan went on, expounding a system of
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
from time to time at de Marsay, who still sat in the Princesse
Rastignac did not leave Mme. de Nucingen till her husband came to
take her home.
"Madame," Eugene said, "I shall have the pleasure of calling upon
you before the Duchesse de Carigliano's ball."
"If Matame infites you to come," said the Baron, a thickset
Alsatian, with indications of a sinister cunning in his full-moon
countenance, "you are quide sure of being well receifed."
"My affairs seem to be in a promising way," said Eugene to
himself.--" 'Can you love me?' I asked her, and she did not