|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine and Mucedorus by William Shakespeare:
I never saw the shepherd until now.
How comes it, then, that he preserved thy life?
Once walking with Segasto in the woods,
Further than our accustomed manner was,
Right before us, down a steep fall hill,
A monstrous ugly bear doth hie him fast
To meet us both: now whether this be true,
I refer it to the credit of Segasto.
Most true, and like your majesty.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
the sounds in Roman letters as best he knew how. But just now
of prime significance was the fetish which this cult had cherished,
and around which they danced when the aurora leaped high over
the ice cliffs. It was, the professor stated, a very crude bas-relief
of stone, comprising a hideous picture and some cryptic writing.
And so far as he could tell, it was a rough parallel in all essential
features of the bestial thing now lying before the meeting.
data, received with suspense and astonishment by the assembled
members, proved doubly exciting to Inspector Legrasse; and he
began at once to ply his informant with questions. Having noted
Call of Cthulhu