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But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!

Though our smoke may hide the Heavens from your eyes,
It will vanish and the stars will shine again,
Because, for all our power and weight and size,
We are nothing more than children of your brain!
The machines explain their purpose, history, needs and requirements to help the life of human beings get easier. Machines are invented for the feasibility of manual labour. It saves time to a greater extent and requires minimum effort from the side of humans. It can do almost every task in the material world and replace manual labour. But the machines themselves remind the readers of one thing - that they live by one specific law: they cannot think or feel like a human. They can only obey commands and work based on predetermined functions and settings. They are programmed to complete specific tasks, and they work on them.
The machines can comprehend orders and not human emotions. For example, they do not care if the owner lies to them or speaks the truth. But humans, on the contrary, can understand the intensity of someone lying and reciprocate with disappointment. Humans understand feelings such as love, forgiveness etc. The major and the finest difference between humans and machines is that they cannot ever express such complex and yet beautiful things like love, pity, empathy etc. This is what makes us stand apart. The machines can also be dangerous, as it does not understand indirect commands and has no pity or gratitude. If one command goes wrong, then it can kill its own creator. The kill indicated here can mean literally or damaging one's work.
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Machines can cause danger
The machines convey a strong message about humanity and the misuse of technology. They give a symbolic statement that the cloud of smoke that they release can only blind the humans for a brief time span. They say that their work and output is temporary, and the stars will shine again, meaning the reality might hit even if it is late. The machines attribute all due credit to the human mind, as they are the reason behind creating the machines. Irrespective of their power, weight and force, the machines are only the product of the human brain. The machines are only the children of the human brain such that without humans, they are nothing.
Machines are outcomes of human brain
Words with difficult meaning:
ComprehendTo understand well
VanishDisappear suddenly and completely
PityTo feel sorry for someone
State Council of Educational Research and Training 2019. Term 1 English Standard - 10. The Secret of the Machines - Rudyard Kipling (pp. 148-152). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.