Wednesday, December 20, 2023


"Trouble is, though, not all of them can be trusted. Now, Butcher's all right, but a lot of them were in the Party up to their chins. Say, what did you do, Julia?"

"I was a mechanic."

"Now there you are! A girl mechanic! No harm in that. But a lot of them worked at those Ministries - Peace, Truth, Whatsit. We've even had a fellow who collaborated with the Thought Police! Not that he told us about it. Someone recognized him, or we might have gone along with that snake in our midst."

"How dreadful," said Julia. "Is there any more wine?"

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