"There were five members of the Council, three of the male gender and two of the female. But we knew from the oldest rose, pointed to us, and fell down again. This was the only thing which moved, for the lips of the oldest did not move as they said: Street Sweeper.
The Golden One
"And there it was that we saw Liberty 5- 3000 walking along the furrows." "Then we heard a voice from the others call their name: Liberty 5- 3000, and they turned and walked back. Thus we learned their name, and we stood watching them go, till their white tunic was lost in the blue mist."
"We, EQUALITY 7-2521, Have discovered a new power of nature." "One night, we were cutting open the body of a dead frog when we saw it's leg jerk." " The frog had been hanging from a wire of copper; and it had been the metal of the knife which had sent a strange power to the copper through the brine of the frog's body."
"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. What name have you given us? They looked straight into our eyes and they held their head high and they answered: The Unconquered."
" a box of glass, devised to give forth the power of the shy of greater strength than we had ever achieved before. And when we put our wires to the box, when we closed the current- the wire glowed."
" They tore our clothes from our body, they threw us down upon our knees and they tied our hands to the iron post. The first blow of the lash felt as if our spine had been cut in two."