a bit heavy-handed on the moralistic propaganda and a bit slow in the middle. And there was no end. A story has a beginning, a middle and an end. If the end is missing, label it part one as a forewarning to the reader. It is a great story, and it's well-written. It's better in a lot of ways than many stories, but it tried to fit too much of a moral into it, and it became too long to have space for a proper ending.