|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
oaths; a moment's jam wherein Presley veritably believed his ribs
must snap like pipestems and he was carried, dazed, breathless,
helpless, an atom on the crest of a storm-driven wave, up the
steps of the Opera House, on into the vestibule, through the
doors, and at last into the auditorium of the house itself.
There was a mad rush for places; men disdaining the aisle,
stepped from one orchestra chair to another, striding over the
backs of seats, leaving the print of dusty feet upon the red
plush cushions. In a twinkling the house was filled from stage
to topmost gallery. The aisles were packed solid, even on the
edge of the stage itself men were sitting, a black fringe on
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Travels and Researches in South Africa by Dr. David Livingstone:
the original was typed in (manually) twice and electronically compared.
[Note on text: Italicized words or phrases are CAPITALIZED.
Some obvious errors have been corrected.]
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
Also called, Travels and Researches in South Africa;
or, Journeys and Researches in South Africa.
By David Livingstone [British (Scot) Missionary and Explorer--1813-1873.]
David Livingstone was born in Scotland, received his medical degree
from the University of Glasgow, and was sent to South Africa
by the London Missionary Society. Circumstances led him to try to meet
the material needs as well as the spiritual needs of the people he went to,