Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Scarf And Umbrella
We know where this No.2 was recruited from, previously the Foreign Office, judging by his former work, the not inconsiderable power in the past, to having once had the ears of Statesmen, Kings, and Princes of many lands. To have been able to sway governments, to define policies and nip revolutions in the bud at a word from him and in the right place, and at a propitious time.......... and more recently the House of Lords, or at least that's where he returned to in the Houses of Parliament, via the peers entrance towards the end of Fall Out.
Although there have been many No.2's, all different in character, they do however have one thing in common....they all wear the Old School scarf, and carry about them an umbrella shooting stick! No-one else in the Village wears such a scarf, and certainly no-one else has such a shooting stick, umbrellas yes, umbrella shooting stick no.
So do these two articles have a symbolic meaning? Like an Orb and Sceptre, dare I suggest that seeing each No.2 possesses the same items, that the Scarf and Umbrella Shootimng Stick, like the Orb and sceptre, represent Sovereignty, Sovereignty over the Village? Otherwise why would each successor to the position of No.2, have these two very distinctive items? BCNU.