|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke:
had taken the most and the largest fish.
It was so with everything that he undertook. He was a masterful
man. If there was an unusually large trout in a river, Beekman knew
about it before any one else, and got there first, and came home
with the fish. It did not make him unduly proud, because there was
nothing unShe says it 's stupid,--can't see why any one
should like the woods,--calls camping out the lunatic's diversion.
It 's rather awkward for a man with my habits to have his wife take
such a view. But it can be changed by training. I intend to
educate her and convert her. I shall make an angler of her yet."
And so he did.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
the path with stones, so that every one must stop who came
Then Theseus shouted to him, and said, 'Holla, thou tortoise-
feeder, do thy feet need washing to-day?'
And Sciron leapt to his feet, and answered - 'My tortoise is
empty and hungry, and my feet need washing to-day.' And he
stood before his barrier, and lifted up his club in both
Then Theseus rushed upon him; and sore was the battle upon
the cliff, for when Sciron felt the weight of the bronze
club, he dropt his own, and closed with Theseus, and tried to