|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
when the swishin' saound got very fur off - on the rud towards
Wizard Whateley's an' Sentinel Hill - Luther he had the guts ter
step up whar he'd heerd it fust an' look at the graound. It was
all mud an' water, an' the sky was dark, an' the rain was wipin'
aout all tracks abaout as fast as could be; but beginnin' at the
glen maouth, whar the trees hed moved, they was still some o'
them awful prints big as bar'ls like he seen Monday.'
point the first excited speaker interrupted.
'But that ain't
the trouble naow - that was only the start. Zeb here was callin'
The Dunwich Horror
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Russia in 1919 by Arthur Ransome:
"What? Aren't you coming back with us?" The two shook
their heads decidedly, and said, "No, thank you."
I learnt that some one was leaving the National next day to
go to Kharkov, so that I should probably be able to get a
room. After drinking tea with Reinstein till pretty late, I
went home, burrowed into a mountain of all sorts of clothes,
and slept a little.
In the morning I succeeded in making out my claim to
the room at the National, which turned out to be a very
pleasant one, next door to the kitchen and therefore quite
decently warm. I wasted a lot of time getting my stuff