Equality and International found an abounded tunnel. Equality ask International to not report this to the council even though it is a Transgression "We shall not report our find to the City Council. We shall not report it to any men." (Rand 33)
While Equality was working his job as a street sweeper he notices a girl, her name is Liberty. He is instantly attracted to her beauty, "Their body was straight and thin as a blade of iron. Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt. their hair was golden as the sun.." (Rand 39)
Equality discovers something while he was working with a metal knife and a copper wire. The wire was in a frog and he noticed a jerk when the knive tuched the wire “We Equality 7-2521, have discovered a new power of nature.” (Rand 52).
Equality goes to see Liberty again. This time they exchange the nick names they gave each other “ ‘We have given you a name in our thoughts, Liberty 5-3000’ ‘what is our name?’ They asked. ‘The golden one.’ ‘Nor do we call you Equality 7-2521 when we think of you.’” (Rand 55).
Equality goes back to the tunnel and he figures out how to create electricity. he wants to show it to the World Scholars because he thinks they will ask him to become a scholar "We, Equality 7-2521, have discovered a new power of nature." (Rand 52)
Equality gets caught for being out to late. He gets sent to jail and he is whipped till he tells the Council where he was "They tore our clothes from our body, they threw us down upon our knees and they tied our hands to the iron post." (Rand 64).