|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson:
'Romaine?' I cried. 'Daniel Romaine? An old hunks with a red face
and a big head, and got up like a Quaker? My dear friend, to my
'Keep back, I say!' said Dudgeon weakly.
I would not listen to him. With the end of my own alarm, I felt as
if I must infallibly be at the end of all dangers likewise; as if
the pistol that he held in one hand were no more to be feared than
the valise that he carried with the other, and now put up like a
barrier against my advance.
'Keep back, or I declare I will fire,' he was crying. 'Have a
care, for God's sake! My pistol - '
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
"And looks a lot like Betty, too," said Camilla, and then
disappeared shrieking amid a welter of skirts and pantalets and
bobbing hats, as Betty, who did have a long face, began pinching
"My fillies are feeling their oats this morning," said Mrs.
Tarleton. "They've been kicking up their heels ever since we
heard the news this morning about Ashley and that little cousin of
his from Atlanta. What's her name? Melanie? Bless the child,
she's a sweet little thing, but I can never remember either her
name or her face. Our cook is the broad wife of the Wilkes
butler, and he was over last night with the news that the
Gone With the Wind