- "I knew it! Motilene's from outer space!"
- — Roger's statement after picking up the note.
Sept 25, 1960
I have learned more about engineering in the past month taking apart that one robot than I learned in a year since I first taught myself!
The thing was powered by a purple liquid whose active ingredient seems to be the purple crystals that have been forming all over my workshop. I calculate its energy density at 17.3 kWh/kg! We could use a new source of power in Wellington Wells! Wood gas is so tedious to extract, and wood from across the Bridge is hardly free.
I still have no clue where the owners of these robots have got to. Clearly, I will have to trap another robot and teach it to speak English!
I wonder if I can learn their instruction set. Then I could program one to do useful things. Would be nice to have some help around the lab. Especially help that doesn't feel the need to chat, like those two idiots downstairs.