|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
fairy glass is as lovely as a dream. Diana found it out in the
woods behind their chicken house. It's all full of
rainbows--just little young rainbows that haven't grown big
yet--and Diana's mother told her it was broken off a hanging lamp
they once had. But it's nice to imagine the fairies lost it one
night when they had a ball, so we call it the fairy glass.
Matthew is going to make us a table. Oh, we have named that
little round pool over in Mr. Barry's field Willowmere. I got
that name out of the book Diana lent me. That was a thrilling
book, Marilla. The heroine had five lovers. I'd be satisfied
with one, wouldn't you? She was very handsome and she went
Anne of Green Gables
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
sudden bright light, made out other men, three in the shadow,
two in the flare, but with backs to him.
"It's a smoother trail by long odds, but ain't so short as this
one right over the mountain," one outlaw was saying.
"What's eatin' you, Panhandle?" ejaculated another. "Blossom
an' me rode from Faraway Springs, where Poggin is with some of
"Excuse me, Phil. Shore I didn't see you come in, an' Boldt
never said nothin'."
"It took you a long time to get here, but I guess that's just
as well," spoke up a smooth, suave voice with a ring in it.
The Lone Star Ranger