roadblock delightful

Guy Flanagan okad at cdviet.com
Tue Sep 19 20:39:22 PDT 2006


Everything was settled, smoothedout, reconciled.
He knew that he knew what camenext, but for the moment he could not recall it.
The plurals OF MAN, OX, LIFE, were MANS, OXES, LIFES. That was the bulletin from the front; instincttold him that it was bad news that was coming. Besides, since last seeing himself in the glass he had beengiven a complete new set of teeth. The trumpet-call had let loose an enormous volume of noise. As the ginrose in him he belched through purple lips. Herfeet seemed to have grown broader, he noticed. The stuff grew not less but morehorrible with every mouthful he drank. Then the time has come for you to take the last step. It struck him at once that she had changed insome ill-defined way.
It occurred to him that the textureof her skin would be quite different from what it had once been. He was in the GoldenCountry, following the foot-track across the old rabbit-cropped pasture.
For a moment he had had an overwhelming hallucination of her presence. He had the map ofAfrica behind his eyelids.
Besides, since last seeing himself in the glass he had beengiven a complete new set of teeth.
Oceania had always been at warwith Eastasia. There was one and only one way to savehimself.
There was one and only one way to savehimself. All plurals were made by adding -S or -ES as the case might be. Some of them were photographs of Julia and himself.
The second distinguishing mark of Newspeak grammar was its regularity.
The stuff grew not less but morehorrible with every mouthful he drank.
It was more difficult than accepting an intellectualdiscipline. 
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