Note: This work is in the public domain and is no longer covered by copyright in several countries. The book cover and formatting were done by me. Cover photo by Monica Arellano-Ongpin and modified by me.
This short novel, or novella, is an allegorical tale that reflects the events that occurred during the early years of the Soviet Union. The story examines the corruption of the revolution and how certain individuals will always use their desire for power and control to manipulate their way into a position of rule over the majority. Indifference and ignorance are seen as flaws that would enable great horrors to be committed by the ruling elite. This story is not just applicable to the now defunct Soviet Union and is still quite relevant today. Parallels can easily be drawn to the American Revolution and the failed Republic it established. This book serves as a warning to any who would, no matter how innocently, use the power of the State to achieve their goal of changing society.