|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
instructions to report to the great hospital along the sea front and
near by, and there to go to bed and have a doctor. Indeed, because the
boy's eyes were wild by that time, the equerry went along and held his
arm. But that was because Henri was in open revolt, and while walking
steadily enough showed a tendency to bolt every now and then.
He would stop on the way and argue, though one does not argue easily
with an equerry.
"I must go," he would say fretfully. "God knows where he is. He'd
never give me up if I were the one."
And once he shook off the equerry violently and said:
"Let go of me, I tell you! I'll come back and go to bed when I've
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
Almost we thought to make out a thread of a waterfall
high up where the clouds would be if the night
had not been clear.
"We got off the trail somewhere," hazarded the
"Well, we're on a road, anyway," I pointed out.
"It's bound to go somewhere. We might as well
give up the railroad and find a place to turn-in."
"It can't be far,' encouraged the Tenderfoot;
"this valley can't be more than a few miles across."
"Gi dap!" remarked the driver.