|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:
thought wicked as weak. Thee can't help being weakly-inclined, and
it's only right that thee should be careful of thyself. There's
surely nothing in that that thee need be ashamed of."
While thus speaking, Asenath moderated her walk, in order,
unconsciously to her companion, to restrain his steps.
"Oh, there are the dog's-tooth violets in blossom?" she exclaimed,
pointing to a shady spot beside the brook; "does thee know them?"
Richard immediately gathered and brought to her a handful of the
nodding yellow bells, trembling above their large, cool, spotted
"How beautiful they are!" said he; "but I should never have taken
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
hence the relative position of everything else seemed phantasmally
Briden pushed at the stone in several places without
result. Then Donovan felt over it delicately around the edge,
pressing each point separately as he went. He climbed interminably
along the grotesque stone moulding - that is, one would call it
climbing if the thing was not after all horizontal - and the men
wondered how any door in the universe could be so vast. Then,
very softly and slowly, the acre-great lintel began to give inward
at the top; and they saw that it was balauced
Donovan slid or
Call of Cthulhu