Finishing another Victory Gin, Winston occupies his usual seat in the Chestnut Tree Cafe where his routine is to sit alone in the corner table, drinking gin as he stares at the chessboard. He has been awaiting news of the war with Eurasia; Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
Winston’s mind wanders as he continues to drink. Staring at the chess pieces in front of him, he briefly entertains the thought that Eurasia might win the war and the Party’s power would be shattered, but the thought quickly fades as he traces “2+2=5” in the...
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