He found the old robot hidden behind an access grate in one of the lower tunnels. It was in perfect condition, and there was even a manual!
After a night of long, difficult labor, he managed to get it back to his study. He propped it in a corner and got to work deciphering the instructions.
He didn’t realize the thing still had power until it booted up and straightened to attention.
“How long has this unit powered down?”
“Er, a long time,” He managed.
“Did we win the war? Is the Earth free?”
He hated giving it bad news.

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