|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:
apartment. The blood shot into her face.
'What's to do here?' she asked rudely.
'Nothing, my dearie,' said old Jonathan, with a touch of
'What's to do?' she said again.
'Your uncle was but changing me a piece of gold,' returned
'Let me see what he hath given you, Mr. Archer,' replied the
girl. 'I had a bad piece, and I fear it is mixed up among
'Well, well,' replied Mr. Archer, smiling, 'I must take the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx:
children transformed into simple articles of commerce and
instruments of labour.
But you Communists would introduce community of women, screams
the whole bourgeoisie in chorus.
The bourgeois sees in his wife a mere instrument of production.
He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited
common, and, naturally, can come to no other conclusion than that
the lot of being common to all will likewise fall to the women.
He has not even a suspicion that the real point is to do away
with the status of women as mere instruments of production.
The Communist Manifesto