The Pogo Bugs deposited Pearl’s bits into the computer that was called The Cave. The computer processed the bits and Pearl was put back together inside the computer’s program. When she was aware of herself she felt she was lying on a hard, cold, slippery floor. She could hear the whirling of the mainframe computer in her ears. It had kinda of a whine to it, and it made her feel kinda sick. She heard others running around but she was not in a position to see them from where she was.
She sat up and realized the floor that she had been lying on was made out of neck ties. Around the edge of the platform she read.
“A free people forgetting that it has a soul to be cared for devotes all of it’s energies to it’s material advancement.” The Ties That Bind.
Pearl started feeling chills go up her spine and under her breath she kept saying”Help me to stay AWAKE.”