|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
stucco fly. Then he took the pieces into the scullery.
'We'll burn that tomorrow,' he said. 'There's too much plaster-moulding
Having cleared away, he sat down.
'Did you love your wife?' she asked him.
'Love?' he said. 'Did you love Sir Clifford?'
But she was not going to be put off.
'But you cared for her?' she insisted.
'Cared?' He grinned.
'Perhaps you care for her now,' she said.
'Me!' His eyes widened. 'Ah no, I can't think of her,' he said quietly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
"I have so wanted to see you in all these months, Andre. You were
the only one who could help me; the only one who could tell me the
truth, and I was angry with you for never having written to say
where you were to be found."
"Of course you encouraged me to do so when last we met in Nantes."
"What? Still resentful?"
"I am never resentful. You should know that." He expressed one of
his vanities. He loved to think himself a Stoic. "But I still bear
the scar of a wound that would be the better for the balm of your
"Why, then, I retract, Andre. And now tell me."