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Saturday, 17 March 2018

March 17th

   Today is No.6’s last day at sea, which is just as well seeing as he has collapsed from exhaustion! He has done well to last this long, 25 days at sea, sleeping only 4 out of each 24 hours. And yet there has been no sign of his clothes sticking to his skin, no salt water sores. But I suppose we have to ignore that lacking piece of realism. But the adventure is not yet over.

   Sometime today he encounters gun runners, who ransack his raft, stealing what possessions he possess, and tipping the body of the seafarer into the water. The sudden immersion in cold water revives No. 6, and he manages to get aboard the gun runners boat. Eventually he overpowers them, he takes over their boat, and taking the helm steers it towards a far off light. But the two gun runners revive themselves, escaping both their bonds and the cabin they had been locked in. What follows is a vicious fight, resulting in No.6 having to jump ship.
   He is forced to swim for it, swim part of the English Channel, as one of the gun runners fires off his gun at him. Tomorrow morning he will wake up having been washed ashore at Beachy Head.

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Caught On Camera!

    I know what you mean Number 6, I was wondering the same thing!

   Where did all these people come from all of a sudden? After all through that portal is but a small balcony, and the only way onto that balcony is through that very same portal!

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Quote For The Day

    “That I’m still myself.”
    “Lucky you.”
            {Number 6 and the maid-Number 54 – Dance of The Dead}

    Yes lucky Number 6, he’s had his own suit specially delivered for the occasion of Carnival and he sees that as him still being himself. Lucky him? Yes when you think about it, because he’s one of those prisoners who have their breakfast brought to them by their personal maid! Mind you by the time it gets there the breakfast would be cold anyway, so perhaps he’s not so lucky to enjoy such a privilege. In a later episode it looks like that privilege has been taken away from him, because he’s either having to make his own breakfast, or he puts up with having a sandwich and cup of tea. Mind you there’s one thing to be said about Number 6, he knows how to make a decent cup of tea, and gives us a lesson in such. Number 6 is nothing if not domesticated, but I cannot see him flicking a feather duster about the cottage or doing the vacuuming, can you? As for his suit of clothes they must have allowed Number 6 to keep them a while, as they can be seen hanging up in his wardrobe when its being searched in ‘The General.’ It must have been sometime after that they took his suit away and put it on his effigy in that cloakroom! I wonder who modelled that effigy, perhaps it was the Professor’s widow!

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Many Happy Returns

    Mrs. Butterworth gives the impression that she, like Number 6, are recent arrivals in The Village, because she is still wearing the same dress she did the last time we saw her back in London. But there is no indication of the duration of time between the moment Number 6 drove off in his Lotus 7, and the moment Mrs. Butterworth walked in through the door as the new Number 2. It is clearly impossible to say with any certainty when Mrs. Butterworth arrived in The Village. But I should imagine it was a good deal sooner than Number 6. Well she would have to have taken up office, and given time to settle in, not to mention the baking of the cake!
    During this episode Number 6 was treated to the first genuine act of kindness since his abduction to The Village, by a young Romany woman, who gave him a hot cup of tea, soup, or broth. Her act of kindness was probably brought about by meeting someone worse off than she, this raggedy man. Then later this raggedy man shows up on the doorstep of what had once been his home. Mrs. Butterworth takes him into his home, although Martha the housemaid looks down her nose at him. Mrs. Butterworth feeds and waters the man, but as he’s about to leave the house, having two calls to make, she shouts at him, with some feeling I might add, that he mustn’t go like that. She then invites him to wash and shave, and borrow some of her late husband’s clothes. And if it wasn’t bad enough to be entertained in what was your own home, the merry widow allows him to borrow his own car to aid him in being able to get about!
    Yes Mrs. Butterworth turned out to be another of those working for The Village, but back in London Number 6 wasn’t to know that. However, this would be the last act of kindness Number 6 would receive from a woman for quite some time, because next up is ‘Dance of The Dead,’ a seemingly female orientated episode.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

60 Second Interview No.54

   “What are you doing here?”
    “I’m Number One, one three, and this is my photographic colleague Number one, one three b, we contribute to The Tally Ho.”
    No.113b “Smile!” Click goes the camera.
    “You seem happy in your work.”
    “What’s it got to do with you?”
    “Don’t be like that, we’ve got our job to do.”
    “Well want do you want?”
    “My photographic colleague has come up with a new concept.”
    “Oh, what is it?”
    “Page Three.”
    “What’s that?”
    “Well basically it means you being photographed topless to appear on page three of The Tally Ho.”
    “But there isn’t any page three of The Tally Ho!”
    No.113b “Smile.” Click goes the camera.
    “Mind you there’s no film in his camera either!”
    “Oh get out of here.”
    54 chases 113 and 113b out of the cottage with a flick of her feather duster “You’re just two dirty old men, and what you are suggesting is against the rules!”

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Exhibition of Arts And Crafts

                 A Portrait of Herr Hallen

A Favourite Scene In Fee For All

     “The community can rest assured that their interests are very much my own, and that the security of the citizens will be my primary objective. Be seeing you.”
    Number 6 seems very pleased with himself, no doubt because he has appeared on television before the entire community. Which I suppose can be described as a party political broadcast, but who watches those? I always turn the television off, or change channels! Number 6 is their local candidate standing for election as the new Number 2. He certainly has a knack for it. His attitude is assured, he’s positive, and he already begins to sound like Number 2. Talking about the community’s interests being very much his own, and the security of the citizens being his primary objective. That doesn’t sound like Number 6 at all! He’s been brainwashed, either that or he has some ulterior motive!

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