“He picked up his pen half-heartedly, wondering whether he could find something more to write in the diary. Suddenly he began thinking of O'Brien again.
Years ago — how long was it? Seven years it must be — he had dreamed that he was walking through a pitch-dark room. And someone sitting to one side of him had said as he passed: 'We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.'
It was said very quietly, almost casually —a statement, not a command. He had walked on without pausing. What was curious was that at the time, in the dream, the words had not made much impression on him.”