|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
comes right up in your throat and you can't swallow anything,
not even if it was a chocolate caramel. I had one chocolate
caramel once two years ago and it was simply delicious. I've
often dreamed since then that I had a lot of chocolate caramels,
but I always wake up just when I'm going to eat them. I do hope
you won't be offended because I can't eat. Everything is
extremely nice, but still I cannot eat."
"I guess she's tired," said Matthew, who hadn't spoken since
his return from the barn. "Best put her to bed, Marilla."
Marilla had been wondering where Anne should be put to bed.
She had prepared a couch in the kitchen chamber for the
Anne of Green Gables
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
anyhow. But the notes - that's different. They are not burned,
anyhow. Your man wasn't on the train - therefore, he wasn't in the
wreck. If he didn't know what he was taking, as you seem to think,
he probably reads the papers, and unless he is a fathead, he's
awake by this time to what he's got. He'll try to sell them to
"Or to us," I put in.
We said nothing for a few minutes. McKnight smoked a cigarette and
stared at a photograph of Candida over the mantel. Candida is the
best pony for a heavy mount in seven states.
"I didn't go to Richmond," he observed finally. The remark followed
The Man in Lower Ten