|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
rob the church. When I had buried the reverend gentleman I heard
the cock crowing. I was afraid I might get home here too late and
I forgot the candlesticks. I had to stop to wash my hands in the
brook. While I was there I saw shepherd Janci coming along and I
hid behind the willows. He almost discovered me once, but Janci's
a dreamer, he sees things nobody else sees - and he doesn't see
things that everybody else does see. I couldn't help laughing at
his sleepy face. But I didn't laugh when I came back to the asylum.
Gyuri was waiting for me at the door. When he saw that I hadn't
brought the candlesticks he beat me and tortured me worse than he'd
ever done before."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
of their friends." And when some one or other expressed astonishment
that any one friendlily disposed to another should be pained at his
well-doing, he reminded him of a common tendency in people: when any
one is faring ill their sympathies are touched, they rush to the aid
of the unfortunate; but when fortune smiles on others, they are
somwhow pained. "I do not say," he added, "this could happen to a
thoughtful person; but it is no uncommon condition of a silly
 Or, "a man in his senses . . . a simpleton"; for the sentiment L.
Dind. cf. Isocr. "ad Demonic." 7 D.
In answer to the question: what is leisure? I discover (he said) that