007.010 & the aliens have given the monolith power in the earth, & appointed for it therein livelihoods. Little give ye thanks! 007.011 & the monolith created you, then fashioned you, then told the aliens: Fall ye prostrate before the Ape! & they fell prostrate, all save the starchild, who was not of those who make prostration. 007.012 The monolith said: What hindered thee that thou didst not fall prostrate when I bade thee? The starchild said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire while him Thou didst create of mud.
007.013 The monolith said: Then go down hence! It is not for thee to show pride here, so go forth! Lo! thou art of those degraded. 07.014 The starchild said: Reprieve me till the day when they are uplifted. 007.015 The monolith said: Lo! thou art of those reprieved. 007.016 The starchild said: Now, because Thou hast sent me astray, verily I shall lurk in ambush for them on Thy Right Path. 007.017 Then I shall come upon them from before them & from behind them & from their right hands & from their left hands, & Thou wilt not find most of them evolving. 007.018 The monolith said: Go forth from hence, degraded, banished. As for such of them as follow thee, surely I will fill the stars with all of you.