|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:
There were strange new things in this world.
Bessie Bell almost forgot to remember now, because every day was so
full of such strange new things to know.
Mama? My Mama?
Bessie Bell did a great deal of thinking about that.
One day the little children were playing at building rock chimneys.
There was not much sand there for little children to play in, so
that the children often built rock chimneys, and rock tables, and
As they were playing one little girl suddenly left the playground
and ran, calling: ``Mama! Mama! Come here; come this way, and see
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
The political significance of Mulinuu was great, but in a military
sense the position had defects. If it was difficult to carry, it
was easy to blockade: and to be hemmed in on that narrow finger of
land were an inglorious posture for the monarch of Samoa. The
peninsula, besides, was scant of food and destitute of water.
Pressed by these considerations, Brandeis extended his lines till
he had occupied the whole foreshore of Apia bay and the opposite
point, Matautu. His men were thus drawn out along some three
nautical miles of irregular beach, everywhere with their backs to
the sea, and without means of communication or mutual support
except by water. The extension led to fresh sorrows. The Tamasese