|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
the folds of the cloak. At sight of the mustaches and the
naked sword, the poor devil perceived he had to deal with a
man. He then concluded it must be an assassin.
"Help! murder! help!" cried he.
"Hold your tongue, you stupid fellow!" said the young man; "I am
D'Artagnan; don't you know me? Where is your master?"
"You, Monsieur D'Artagnan!" cried Grimaud, "impossible."
"Grimaud," said Athos, coming out of his apartment in a
dressing gown, "Grimaud, I thought I heard you permitting
yourself to speak?"
"Ah, monsieur, it is--"
The Three Musketeers
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
friends, but Marion was implacable. She was also, I know,
intensely uncomfortable, and she adopted as her social method, an
exhausting silence, replying compactly and without giving
openings to anything that was said to her.
The gaps between my aunt's visits grew wider and wider.
My married existence became at last like a narrow deep groove in
the broad expanse of interests in which I was living. I went
about the world; I met a great number of varied personalities; I
read endless books in trains as I went to and fro. I developed
social relationships at my uncle's house that Marion did not
share. The seeds of new ideas poured in upon me and grew in me.