On the whole it might appear that the Prisoner-No.6 was continually trying to escape the village, he wasn't, nor were the village authorities hard on No.6 in the extreme, as in the case of Roland Walter Dutton during ‘Dance of the Dead,’ No.8-the white Queen in ‘Checkmate,’ or the rook-No.58 or worse, the "Lobo" man in ‘A Change of Mind’ and other such poor souls in the hospital. No real harm was brought upon No.6, "We mustn't damage the tissue!" "This man has a future with us!" Although at times No.2 did want to go further, not caring if No.6 had a future here in the Village or not! During ‘A B and C’ No.2 wanted to gain the reason for No.6's resignation, believing he was going to sell out, even if it cost No.6 his life, and if it did No.2 would worry about that later! And in ‘Free for All’ "Will you never learn... this is only the beginning..... We have many ways and means but we don't wish to damage you permanently.... Are you ready to talk?" No.2 of ‘The Schizoid Man’ wanted to see No.6 break, also in ‘Living In Harmony’ if only broken in his mind. And the sadistic side of No.2 in ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ was going to "hammer" No.6! But it wasn't just No.2, the doctor-No.22 of ‘Checkmate’ would have enjoyed, I'm sure, finding No.6's breaking point, and also that of her predecessor the doctor-No.40 "Everyman has his breaking point!"
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