1 But here, in our tunnel, we feel it no longer.
2 For thirty days we have not been here, in our tunnel.
3 Nothing moves in this tunnel save our hand on the paper.
4 We must guard our tunnel as we had never guarded it before.
5 Now we sit in the tunnel for three hours each night and we study.
6 And now, sitting here in our tunnel, we wonder about these words.
7 We have walked the length of our tunnel, with a candle lighting the way.
8 If we went back to hide in our tunnel, we would be found and our light found with us.
9 We stole through the dark passages, and through the dark streets, and down into our tunnel.
10 The walls were hard and smooth, of that stone unlike stone which we had seen in our tunnel.
11 We can light our tunnel, and the City, and all the Cities of the world with nothing save metal and wires.
12 We spoke of it, and of our long quest, and of our tunnel, and of our escape from the Palace of Corrective Detention.
13 And there were globes of glass everywhere, in each room, the globes with the metal cobwebs inside, such as we had seen in our tunnel.
14 Tomorrow, in the full light of day, we shall take our box, and leave our tunnel open, and walk through the streets to the Home of the Scholars.