One morning the
dead of Earth awoke with a great cry.
They were on the banks of a river of a planet somewhere in a star
swarm. They were naked and in an interminable valley which offered no
food—at first. The old had rejuvenated, so that an
eighty-year-old, for instance, again had his twenty-five-year-old body.
The diseased were healthy; the crippled walked straight; the misshapen
were reshaped. Moreover, all men had awakened circumcised and were
permanently without facial hair. All women were virgins again but
Tomorrow: They were reborn on a fairer planet —
to a new life, and a puzzle that shook the worlds!