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The Members lost interest. They began to prepare to leave. But the Controller examined the globe, holding it up to the light. " he said. " Benton watched him. "Why, it seems amazing that a person could ever carve so well," the Controller continued. "What city is it? It looks like an ancient one such as Tyre or Babylon, or perhaps one far in the future. " He looked at Benton intently as he went on. "The legend says that once there was a very evil city, it was so evil that God made it small and shut it up in a glass, and left a watcher of some sort to see that no one came along and released the city by smashing the glass.
This solution was eventually adopted. It was -- Stabilization! There was great trouble at first when the people learned about it, and mass riots took place in many leading cities. The stock market crashed, and the economy of many countries went out of control. Food prices rose, and there was mass starvation. War broke out. . for the first time in three hundred years! But Stabilization had begun. Dissenters were destroyed, radicals were carted off. It was hard and cruel but seemed to be the only answer.
They won't be interested in hearing about me. I'm not going to hurt you, remember. You have nothing to fear. " It watched the boy intently, lingering over the last words. "I'm going to be a sort of private teacher. I'm going to teach you things, things to do, things to say. Just like a tutor should. " Silence. "Of course you'll like it. We could even begin now. Perhaps you want to know the proper way to address me. " Bobby stared down. "You are to call me. . " The figure paused, hesitating. It drew itself together, proudly.