The story starts off with the Director of Hatcheries showing the new recruits the fertilizing area were the embryos are being kept. He also explains the reasoning behind having life created this way instead of the "old" way
He then begins to explain the process on how the egg is fertilized and chosen to be in one of the five categories: Gamma,Delta,Beta,Alpha or Epsilon
Mr.Foster an employee from the center is called over by the director and they explain to the students the number of copies that they are able to make from one egg up to 16,000 but they are working towrds more. Time starts running out so Mr.Foster suggest that the students be taken to the Conditioning room.