24 July 2005
We wanted to live forever so we had ourselves frozen. We were resurrected by an eccentric collector of biological oddities. You have been dead for centuries, he said. You were kept intact by the benevolent intervention of archeologists, anthropologists, and museum curators over many years. Just recently I purchased you to return you to life. Very kind of you, we said. Indeed, said our host. I revived you to satisfy my curiosity about an important point. Are the legends true? Can the people from your time really read people's minds? We studied his face carefully, looking for signs of weakness.