Monday, 18 February 2013

No, no, not Room 101, please......

                                   What could be more terrifying in Room 101?

"Richard is confined in Room 101, strapped to a chair in a way which rendered him completely immobile. In front of him were two tables on which stood two covered wire cages. O’Brien was holding a lever which would operate the cages. 

Impassively, O’Brien explains that what Room 101 contains is quite simply, “the worst thing in the world.” 
This varies from individual to individual. 
For some it may be torture, fire for some one else, drowning for yet others. 
For each individual, Room 101 held his greatest fear. 
When confronted with that, courage and cowardice lose their meaning, one will do whatever one has to do to avoid the horror in Room 101 as naturally and automatically as one will grab at a rope to keep from falling.

In Richard’s case, his greatest fear, his worst nightmare was Bishop Kieran Conry and it was it was the Bishop  there in the cage in front of him.
 O’Brien informs him that he is going to open the cage and set the Bishop onto him.

The Bishop is rabid for the blood of a traditionalist, he will sense Richard’s helplessness and devour him inch by inch. 
Richard cries out in terror asking O’Brien to only tell him what he has to do to avoid this. 
O’Brien vouchsafes no answer and lays his hand on the lever which would open the cages.
 In a total frenzy Richard sees the Bishop behind the bar and with a sudden flash of intuition realizes what he has to do to save himself.

He has to take the final step of degradation, he has to betray Tina.
It is no longer a matter of choice, before this threat, he is helpless.
He cries out “Do it to Tina! Not me!” 
Repeating that cry he is aware that the lever has clicked back into place, the cage is closed. 
His degradation is finally completed in Room 101"

With apologies to George Orwell

Bishop Conry is due to speak at a seminar in Carmarthen Tuesday 19th February - abandon hope all ye who enter here.


  1. Are you so short of rebels that you need to import them?

  2. Please forgive me Richard. { to Eccles: Eccles are you an Elitist now ? I'm a lowly pusson without an Account. Now I can't be in your Savins Club anymore.


  3. Eccles - I believe that your real name is Eccles ap Esgob which, in Welsh means Eccles son of a Bishop (strictly in the spiritual sense of course). Please be upfront about your nationality boyo.

  4. Richard - your detective work is impressive! Maybe I type with a slight Welsh accent.

    To Anonymuos - sorry, I was getting too much spamm. Get an account, and you are welcome to post on my blogg again.

  5. Please forgive me Richard.{Thank you Eccles The Elitist. It is very Christianly type Kingly of you to be so charitable to reply. Just kidding with Elitist and all...I understand.Maybe I will get an account if I ever have anything worth saying...or not(worth saying).Really thanks Ec.See Ya....Thanks Richard for being generous.