Regarding “Dem Bones,” the song has to do with No.48, and nothing to do with No.2. After all once No.48 has been put in a place of security we do not hear the song again. The bones have been put together, and the skeleton dances about in the form of No.48. “The bones are yours dad!” No.48 tells the President, meaning that it was the Village Administration that connected the bones together, a metaphor for the Village having made No.48 what he is. Because No.48 was with “them,” and then he went and gone. Perhaps he resigned! That’s a new one on me, I’d not thought of that before!
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