First Sentence: Winston knew for a fact that the average time it took for an egg to boil was 3 minutes and 37 seconds.
Winston knew for a fact that the average time it took for an egg to boil was 3 minutes and 37 seconds. Three minutes and a half (+7), and he could have soft, oozy goodness, chipped out of it’s container and into his mouth to his stomach and be Ahhhh…satisfied.
Waiting for ten minutes, Winston knew that fact as well. Ten minutes to boil. Ten minutes to set. Some more time to cool down, crack open, and slice and mash and add to it. He pictured the final product, slathered on toast (which he’d have to wait another bit of time for), and crown it all with garden sweets. He’d bite and crunch and swallow and have to wipe the corners of his mouth for the little loose bits that always wind up there.
At three minutes and 37 seconds, he turned the heat off.