“They can’t see you. They’ve never seen in this room and they never will.”
So why shouldn’t the ordinary citizens see into that room? And what about that elaborately furnished room within the depths of the Town Hall? We know that despite the Green Dome being described as Number 2’s residence, Number 2 doesn’t actually live there. It is but an office. Might not that room in the Town Hall in which Number 6 discovered the teleprinter, be used by each subsequent Number 2 who is in office at the time? Perhaps refurnished and decorated for each one. After all if the Green Dome isn’t Number 2’s actual residence, he or she had to have somewhere to live. Perhaps that’s the reason why the ordinary residents will never see into that room. They don’t want them to see how Number 2 lives. They might feel sorry for him or her, having to live there underground, instead of in residence in the Green Dome! Yet having said that, the ordinary citizen wouldn’t have been afforded the possibility of seeing into that elaborately furnished room, if the Ball had been held in the Recreation Hall instead of the Town Hall!