|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Soul of a Bishop by H. G. Wells:
demand for them from the Red Cross centre in Burlington House.
The family was all downstairs in the dining-room because the
evening was chilly, and there were no fires upstairs yet in the
drawing-room. He came into the room and exchanged greetings with
Lady Ella. Then he stood for a time surveying his children.
Phoebe, he noted, was a little flushed; she put passion into her
work; on the whole she was more like Eleanor than any other of
them. Miriam knitted with a steady skill. Clementina's face too
expressed a tussle. He took up one of the rough-knit
washing-cloths upon the side-table, and asked how many could be
made in an hour. Then he asked some idle obvious question about
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
that he had found the solution to the problem, but how impart it to
the weeping girl? To prove her lover a thief, forger, and suicide
was indeed a task he shrank from.
A ring at the telephone caused Kent to move hastily to the
instrument; when he hung up the receiver Helen was adjusting her
veil before a mirror over the mantel.
"Colonel McIntyre is in the next room," he said, keeping his voice
"My father!" Helen's eyes were hard and dry. "Does he know that
I am here?"
"I don't know; Sylvester simply said he had called to see me and
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