|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
At careful nursing. Go thy ways, good mariner:
I'll bring the body presently.
SCENE II. Ephesus. A room in Cerimon's house.
[Enter Cerimon, with a Servant, and some Persons who have been
Doth my lord call?
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
him; and the men, fearing the Colonial's size and the Englishman's nerve,
left him in peace. The men laughed and chatted round the fire, while the
big Colonial ladled out the mealies and rice into tin plates, and passed
them round to the men. Presently he passed one to Halket, who lay half
behind him leaning on his elbow. For a while Halket ate nothing, then he
took a few mouthfuls; and again lay on his elbow.
"You are eating nothing, Halket," said the Englishman, cheerily, looking
"I am not hungry now," he said. After a while he took out his red
handkerchief, and emptied carefully into it the contents of the plate; and
tied it up into a bundle. He set it beside him on the ground, and again