|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
And the other little girls that were still washing their hands in
the white basins on the low shelf by the back-gallery lattice sang
over and over again:
``Wash together! We'll wash together!
And we'll be happy forever!''
When all the pink clean tiny hands were wiped dry, or as nearly dry
as little girls do wipe tiny pink hands, on the pink checked towel
held for them by Sister Angela, then Sister Angela hung the pink
checked towel on the lowest limb of the arbor-vita tree. Then the
little girls all ran to sit down in a row on the lowest step of the
back gallery, with their little feet on the gravel below. Sister
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw:
of form, in deference to the feelings of the family--"
"Let them spare their feelings for the living, on whose behalf I
have often appealed to them in vain," cried Trefusis, losing
patience. "Damn their feelings!" And, turning to the door, he
found it open, and Mrs. Jansenius there listening.
Trefusis was confounded. He knew what the effect of his speech
must be, and felt that it would be folly to attempt excuse or
explanation. He put his hands into his pockets, leaned against
the table, and looked at her, mutely wondering what would follow
on her part.
The doctor broke the silence by saying tremulously, "I have