|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:
hood. Her face was briliant and glowing; but this glow was not
one of brightness; it suggested the fearful glow ofa
conflagration in the midst of a dark night. On seeing her
husband, Anna r4aised her head and smiled, as though she had just
"You're not in bed? What a wonder!" she said, letting fall her
hood, and without stopping, she went on into the dressing room.
"It's late, Alexey Alexnadrovitch," she said, when she had gone
through the doorway.
"Anna, it's necessary for me to have a talk with you."
"With me?" she said, wonderingly. She came out from behind the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
or any thieves--don't you forget that."
I had to sigh a little over the way he had got it fixed.
I'd 'a' SOLD them di'monds--yes, sir--for twelve
thousand dollars; but I didn't say anything. It wouldn't
done any good. I says:
"But what are we going to tell your aunt Sally has made
us so long getting down here from the village, Tom?"
"Oh, I'll leave that to you," he says. "I reckon you
can explain it somehow."
He was always just that strict and delicate. He never
would tell a lie himself.