Data Disk 5777

From Abeyance

Data Disk 5777 is an information hardware used by the Recovery Syndicate. It was found on the body of a murdered person in Madrid 3060, more commonly known as the Madrid Incident.

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We have recovered what seems to be a piece of ancient classic poetry. We found it in a ruined library in what used to be Manchester. We didn't think much of it at first, but after a little research we came to understand that this poem once was fairly famous. However, we haven't found any actual sources that confirms it, but it's definitely worth looking into! As far as we know, no of our competitors have found it yet. The poem is written by Peter or perhaps Patrick Shelly and we understand that it is called "An antique traveler". I'm sending it to you digitally now and I will bring the physical copy on our return.

I met a traveler from an antique land,

Who said “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away."