TH3 GL4SS FACTORY.           
                                        
                                        
                                      
                                  
                                  
                                          
 S3VER4L  C3NTUR1ES  4FT3R  1T  H4D  L4ST 
 B3LONGED TO US, W3 W3NT  ON 4N OUT1NG TO 
 TH3 GL4SS F4CTORY TH4T BOR3  OUR  F4M1LY 
 N4M3. 1T H4D  CH4NG3D OWN3RS  M4NY T1M3S 
 S1NC3  OUR  4NC3STORS  D34TH,  4ND  TH3N 
 STOOD  4BANDON3D   FOR  4  LONG   WH1L3. 
 F1N4LLY, TH3  N4TURAL  3ND  ST4T1ON  FOR 
 TH3 BU1LDINGS  TH4T SURV1V3:  4  MUS3UM, 
 4ND 4 G1FT SHOP.                         
                                          
 TH3RE'S 4  LONG  T1M3  S1NC3  MY  F4M1LY 
 M4D3 4NYTH1NG.  BY  M4NY,  W3  WOULD  B3 
 CONS1D3RED POOR.                         
                                          
 TH3RE  4R3 TWO M41N  F4CTORY  BU1LDINGS, 
 DOM3D TH1NGS OF S3VER4L  FLOORS, M4D3 1N 
 Y3LLOW BR1CK. L4RG3 BUT N4RROW  W1NDOWS, 
 R3M1NESCENT    OF     SOM3    C4TH3DRAL. 
 CUSTOM-M4D3  GL4SS, OF COURS3, L4RG3 4ND 
 L34D3D, 4ND 4SH3N. 4 B1T  TOO D4RK TO B3 
 PR4CT1CAL.  ON  TH3  34STERN   BU1LDING, 
 SOM3 4R3 SH4TT3RED.                      
                                          
 TH3 OTH3R ON3 1S PUBL1CLY OP3N.  TH3RE'S 
 4 MUS3UM, W1TH  W4X  F1GUR3S OF MY GR34T 
 GR34T GR34T  GR4NDFATH3R,  OR SOM3TH1NG. 
 V4R1OUS TOOLS (OR R3PL1C4S)  L41D OUT ON 
 T4BL3S, W1TH  3XPL41NING T3XTS. 4 LOT OF 
 GL4SS      OF     V4RY1NG     TH1CKN3SS. 
                                          
                                        
                                      
                          
                                      
                                        
                                          
 1  QU1CKLY SN34K OUT, 4ND CL1MB 1NTO TH3 
 OTH3R   BU1LDING.    TH3   CONTR4ST   1S 
 OV3RWHELM1NG.   1T   MUST   H4V3   STOOD 
 D3REL1CT  FOR  4   LONG  T1M3,   W1NDOWS 
 BROK3N,  M3T4LL1C  TR4SH  4ND  POOLS  OF 
 D4RK  GL4SS   4LL  OV3R  TH3  FLOOR.  NO 
 3LECTR1C L1GHTS,  BUT 1  C4N S3E BY  TH3 
 L1GHT TH4T  SH1N3S  1N WH3REVER TH3 D4RK 
 W1NDOWS     4R3    M1SSING    4    P4N3. 
                                          
 HOW3VER, TH3 GR34TEST D1FF3RENCE 1S  TH3 
 H1GH3R FLOORS: TH1S BU1LDING  H4S  NON3. 
 1T 1S ON3  M4SS1V3 H4LL, STR3TCH1NG 4WAY 
 1NFINIT3LY 4BOV3 M3.  SOM3WHERE UP TH3RE 
 1S  SOM3  GR34T  1RON L4TT1C3WORK,  FROM 
 WH3RE  CH41NS 4R3  SUSP3NDED, 4ND  P4RTS 
 OF  M4CH1N3RY  H4S  B3EN  F4LL1NG  DOWN. 
                                          
 TH3RE  1S, 1N TH3  M1DDL3 OF  TH3  GR34T 
 H4LL,  4   TH1N  SP1R4L  ST41RCAS3  TH4T 
 L34DS  UP TH3RE. 1 SN34K OV3R TH3RE, 4ND 
 T4K3 4  F3W R3LUCT4NT ST3PS.  4FT3R JUST 
 4  R3VOLUT1ON,  1  NOT1C3  TH4T FOR 34CH 
 ST3P  TH3 BU1LDING  ST4RTS  TO GLOW, TH3 
 BR1CKS  TURN1NG  4 D4RK  R3D,  4ND  TH3N 
 OR4NG3,  4LL TH3 P1L3D UP  D3BREE  B31NG 
 L1T FROM B3H1ND.                         
                                          
 1  STOP R34DY TO RUN  DOWN 4ND  OUT, BUT 
 TH3RE'S SOM3ONE 3LSE  ON  TH3  ST41RCAS3 
 W1TH  M3   NOW,  PR3SSED   CLOS3.   H3'S 
 LOOK1NG  L1K3  M3,  SHORT  H41R 4ND TH1N 
 4RMS, BUT W1TH  34RS  FROM  SOM3 4N1MAL, 
 4ND  MOR3 D1STURBINGLY,  COMPL3TELY M4D3 
 OF D4RK L1QUID GL4SS.                    
                                          
                                        
                                      
                          
                                      
                                        
                                          
 MY F34R  HOLDS  M3  1N  PL4C3  WH1L3  H3 
 ST4RTS  OP3R4T1NG  L3VERS  4ND D14LS S3T 
 1N TH3 C3NTER  OF TH3 ST41RCAS3. SLOWLY, 
 1T  ST4RTS  SP1NNING, C1RCLING  UPW4RDS. 
 1T'S   4N  3LEV4TOR!  1  ST4RT   TO  RUN 
 DOWNW4RDS,   BUT   NOW  TH3  L1QUID  BOY 
 CR34TURE GR4BS  HOLD  OF  M3.  1  TRY TO 
 SH4K3 H1M OFF, BUT H3'S TOO  STRONG, 4ND 
 PULLS   M3    B4CK   UP   B3S1DE    H1M. 
                                          
 TH1S  T1M3,  1 TURN 4NGRY 1NST34D.  WH4T 
 TH3 H3LL? WHO  1S TH1S GUY,  4CT1NG L1K3 
 TH1S? 1  R34CH  OUT MY FR3E 4RM 4ND SL4M 
 4  R4NDOM  L3VER.   SOM3  M3T4L  B4R  1S 
 SUDD3NLY  R3LE4SED  B3TWEEN  US, H1TTING 
 H1M  ON TH3  4RM, FORC1NG MY  R3LE4SE. 1 
 SHOV3 H1M OFF  OF  M3, 4ND H3 F4LLS 1NTO 
 TH3    L3VERS,    M3SS1NG    TH3M    UP. 
 1MM3DI4TELY,  4   TH1N  RUSTY  CH41NMAIL 
 CURT41N  1S DROPP3D  4ROUND  M3. BUT TH3 
 3LEV4TOR  4LSO  SP3EDS UP S1GNIFIC4NTLY. 
                                          
 TH3  W4LLS  4R3   FL4R1NG  NOW,  Y3LLOW, 
 WH1T3, 4LMOST BLU3. 1  CLOS3 MY 3YES 4ND 
 CURL 1NTO  4  B4LL.  BUT TH3N, TH3 GL4SS 
 BOY   SCR34MS,  4  P13RCING  SOUND  TH4T 
 FORC3S MY 3YES B4CK OP3N. 1 W4TCH 4S  H3 
 B3COMES  TOO  L1QUID,  H1S BODY  POOL1NG 
 DOWN 1N H1S NOW M4SS1V3  T41L,  4ND  TH3 
 T1P OF 1T SUDD3NLY  BR34KS OF 1N 4 GL4SS 
 DROP  TH4T   F4LLS  TOW4RD  TH3  F4CTORY 
 FLOOR.                                   
                                          
 H3'S CR4WL1NG ON  TH3  ST41RS, UN4BL3 TO 
 K3EP H1S BODY UPR1GHT.  C4N'T  R34CH TH3 
 L3VERS,  CL4WS  4T  MY  CH41NMAIL  C4G3, 
 WH1L3  H1S  BODY  1S  TURN1NG  1NTO D4RK 
 P34RLS. F1N4LLY,  H3'S  LOST TOO MUCH OF 
 H1MS3LF 4ND TH3  SCR34M  1S  CUT  SHORT. 
 TH3    L4ST    OF   H1M   R41NS    DOWN. 
                                          
 1  ST1LL  C4N'T  R34CH  TH3  L3VERS FROM 
 W1THIN MY  C4G3.  LOOK1NG UP, 1  TRY  TO 
 M4K3  OUT  TH3  C31LING,  BUT 1T'S 4LL 4 
 WH1RLING S34  OF COLOURS. B3LOW M3 GLOWS 
 TH3 H3LLF1RE OF TH3  F4CTORY W4LLS,  BUT 
 V3RY F41NT.  1 S1T DOWN,  CURL  B4CK UP, 
 B3COME ST1LL.                            
                                          
                                        
                                      
                          
                                      
                                        
                                          
 4  L4RG3 CLUNK  SH4K3S MY  3NT1RE  BODY, 
 4ND  SN4PS  M3  B4CK  1NTO R34L1TY.  1'M 
 B4CK  4T  TH3  F4CTORY  FLOOR,  BUT  TH3 
 ST41RS   4R3  ST1LL   MOV1NG   SL1GHTLY, 
 CL1CKING 1N PL4C3,  C4RRY1NG M3 TH3 L4ST 
 F3W  C3NT1METERS.  1  C4M3  FROM  B3LOW, 
 SOM3HOW.  TH3  CH41NMAIL  1S  R3TR4CTED, 
 4ND  1  SLOWLY   D1SMOUNT   TH3  ST41RS. 
                                          
 SH4K1NG 4ND  CRY1NG, 1 M4K3  MY W4Y OV3R 
 TH3 F4CTORY  FLOOR, W4D1NG  THROUGH D4RK 
 GL4SS M4RBL3S.  4 QU1CK GL4NC3 DOWN, 4ND 
 1  S3E  TH3RE'S SOM3TH1NG  F41NT  1NSID3 
 TH3M.    3MBRYOS?   4R3    TH3SE   3GGS? 
                                          
 1   SHUDD3R,   4ND   CL1MB   B4CK   OUT.