1 They were not looking upon us, but upon the sky.
2 The sky is green and cold in our windows to the east.
3 The sky is a soggy purple when we return to the Home.
4 The power of the sky can be made to do men's bidding.
5 But ever do our eyes return to that black patch upon the sky.
6 The sky is like a black sieve pierced by silver drops that tremble, ready to burst through.
7 We think that there are mysteries in the sky and under the water and in the plants which grow.
8 And now we know that metal draws the power of the sky, and that metal can be made to give it forth.
9 And above us the hole open upon the sky grew smaller and smaller, till it came to be the size of a button.
10 We shall go to this Council and we shall lay before them, as our gift, this glass box with the power of the sky.
11 In five hours, the shadows are blue on the pavements, and the sky is blue with a deep brightness which is not bright.
12 And beyond the City there lies the plain, and beyond the plain, black upon the black sky, there lies the Uncharted Forest.
13 We do not understand them, but we think that the men of the Unmentionable Times had known our power of the sky, and these things had some relation to it.
14 They whisper many strange things, of the towers which rose to the sky, in those Unmentionable Times, and of the wagons which moved without horses, and of the lights which burned without flame.
15 But then came the day when the sky turned white, as if the sun had burst and spread its flame in the air, and the fields lay still without breath, and the dust of the road was white in the glow.
16 Tonight, after more days and trials than we can count, we finished building a strange thing, from the remains of the Unmentionable Times, a box of glass, devised to give forth the power of the sky of greater strength than we had ever achieved before.
17 The fields are black and ploughed, and they lie like a great fan before us, with their furrows gathered in some hand beyond the sky, spreading forth from that hand, opening wide apart as they come toward us, like black pleats that sparkle with thin, green spangles.
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