The Deputy Sub-Bursar: he is called to distribute soma to the workers; he also calls Bernard about the Savage.
The Savage steps out of the lift (elevator) into a group of Bokanovsky Group menial workers who are finishing their shift. They are receiving their daily soma rations. He pushes through them, not realizing where he is. The mirror-image workers begin to squeak at him and elbow him for disturbing them. He is reminded of maggots as he looks at them. He keeps repeating his...
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