He had no doubt that every word of this conversation was being monitored by the Fanatics outside the creche.
Third, the artificial persons that streamed from the creche were blasphemy.
The creche Director stood eyeing him half-fearfully, half-defiantly, flanked by his wife and his assistant.
"But the creche is here, and I am here to guard it as my forefathers did," Merrick said.
There are almost a thousand androids in the creche as of this morning.
Every human being within the creche died so, but there was still life.
And the Masters had to work in the creche whenever anything really new had to be put into the prototype brain.
What they really need is a combination palace, houseboat, sanatorium, and creche.
In the lowest vaults of the creche, Merrick showed the Prophet the infants.
Occasionally, a door opened almost soundlessly, and a white-clad figure would check the graph tapes on the creche's meters.
"Christmas manger scene," 1792, from French crèche, from Old French cresche (13c.) "crib, manger, stall," ultimately from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German kripja, Old English cribb (see crib). Also "a public nursery for infants where they are cared for while their mothers are at work" (1854).