"They weren’t really very good – no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. "
"pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else."
"He is a genius and an athlete, is under– handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous."
Hazel and her husband George are at home watching ballerinas dance on T.V. In this time period, the government has taken extreme measures to ensure the equality of all people.
Hazel and George talk about the handicaps that made everybody equal. The two discuss the severe punishments for altering or removing these personal additions.
The Last Dance
On the television programs, one of the ballerinas explains how a young teen escaped from jail, planning to overthrow the government. He was better than others causing the boy to be considered dangerous. The child just so happened to be Hazel and George's son.
“I forget,” she said.
Harrison, the child of Hazel and George who escaped jail, barged into the dance studio and deemed himself emperor. He did what no person has done before, remove his handicaps. Harrison claimed one of the ballerinas must be his empress.
“I am the Emperor! I shall now select my Empress!”
One ballerina claims the position of empress. Harrison and the girl dance. They ignore all the laws and requirements of equality. There were no handicaps, and it was a whole new experience and look that nobody knew.
“shall we show the people the meaning of the word dance? Music!”
The Government could not allow this revolt, so they barged into the dance studio. Agents shot and killed both the rebels, leaving no memory of this event to the outside world.