|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
chilled. It was in their laughter. The loudness was too loud. And
I caught the eyes of Trampas fixed upon the Virginian with
exultant malevolence. Scipio's disgusted glance was upon me from
Dazed by these signs, I went out on the platform to get away from
the noise. There the Virginian said to me: "Cheer up! You'll not
be so easy for 'em that-a-way next season."
He said no more; and with his legs dangled over the railing,
appeared to resume his newspaper.
"What's the matter?" said I to Scipio.
"Oh, I don't mind if he don't," Scipio answered. "Couldn't yu'
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
anger was so great that several times, as he
strode up and down his jeweled cavern, he paused
to kick Kaliko upon his shins, which were so
sensitive that the poor nome howled with pain.
Finally the King said:
"There's no help for it; we must drop these
audacious invaders down the Hollow Tube."
Kaliko gave a jump, at this, and looked at his
"If you do that, Your Majesty," he said, "you
will make Tititi-Hoochoo very angry.
Tik-Tok of Oz