And beyond the City there lies the plain, and beyond the plain, black upon the black sky, there lies the Uncharted Forest. We shall need the days and the years ahead, to look, to learn and to understand the things of this house. It is my mind which thinks, and the judgment of my mind is the only searchlight that can find the truth. With this epiphany, his transformation is complete. We lit the candle and we saw that our place had not been found and nothing had been touched. The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
For this they were not liked in the Home of the Students, as it is not proper to smile without reason. But the flames rose and we could not guess the word. Until the moment when the World Council threatens to destroy the lightbulb, Equality 7-2521 thinks of his brothers and their welfare. This is the first thread of individualism that he lets shine through. For, upon the blue of the sky below us, we saw our own face for the first time. The Council of Vocations came on the first day of spring, and they sat in the great hall.
They understood our thought, for they lowered their eyes for the first time. It is hard to be different. And yet it stirs no fear within our heart, but only silent reverence and pity. You are damned, and we wish to share your damnation. The word which will not die, should we all perish in battle. But we think that the Council of Scholars is blind.
So we were reprimanded tonight, in the dining hall, for without knowing it we had begun to sing aloud some tune we had never heard. Let us forget their good and our evil, let us forget all things save that we are together and that there is joy as a bond between us. We left them to lie in the shade of the Theatre tent and we went with International 4-8818 to finish our work. We forgot, that night, to watch the sand in the glass which tells us when three hours have passed and it is time to return to the City Theatre. Do as you please with us, but do not send us away from you. It is base and evil.
We found a room with walls made of shelves, which held rows of manuscripts, from the floor to the ceiling. It's important to note that the two ideas are distinct. They had hair of gold and eyes blue as morning. We glanced through the pages, and we saw that they were written in our language, but we found many words which we could not understand. He admires her haughtiness and her strength, and he knows she admires the same things in him, but he does not understand why his preference for her is so overpowering. We were in the Uncharted Forest. I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my freedom.
So we carried them to the City Cesspool. The ruins must have been cleared away or thoroughly decayed, because it is not acceptable for people to have contact with things from the Unmentionable Times. It seems to us it asks a sign from us, a spark, a first commandment. And when we cleaned the yard of the Home of the Scholars, we gathered the glass vials, the pieces of metal, the dried bones which they had discarded. After living in a society that always taught men to believe solitude was wrong, that a man must live as a brother, Equality 7-2521 realized the immorality of these principles. This is the first time Equality had felt true independent and he is not about to give it up. Then we sing hymns, the Hymn of Brotherhood, and the Hymn of Equality, and the Hymn of the Collective Spirit.
And if the Councils had decreed that you should be a Street Sweeper, how dared you think that you could be of greater use to men than in sweeping the streets? Then came the Great Rebirth. I am not a servant of their needs. It was on our second day in the forest that we heard steps behind us. We knew not where we were going. Men never enter the Uncharted Forest, for there is no power to explore it and no path to lead among its ancient trees which stand as guards of fearful secrets.
It is my eyes which see, and the sight of my eyes grants beauty to the earth. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. We leapt forward, we ran to them, and we stood looking upon the Golden One. If this is the great evil of being alone, then what is good and what is evil? Still, we must also write, for -- may the Council have mercy upon us! Lash them until they tell. We have walked for many days. But we cannot resist it.
And he stood on the threshold of freedom for which the blood of the centuries behind him had been spilled. Then the Golden One saw us, and they did not move, kneeling there, looking at us, and circles of light played upon their white tunic, from the sun on the water of the moat, and one sparkling drop fell from a finger of their hand held as frozen in the air. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments. Some crumbled to dust as we touched them. They smiled to us and for us. We are false in the faces of our brothers.