He appears to be chatting away with a group of construction workers. I do hope he's not trying to steal tools from them. He knows the ruling on hammers, saws and chisels.
Certainly they have the materials for constructing a sea-going raft, so talking to them, perhaps No.6 is hoping to "get them on board". Or perhaps he's busy selecting the men he can trust for an escape attempt, or other kinds of mischief.
So where in the Village are these construction workers working?
Here, where a cottage is either under construction, or re-development in time for a new resident. Either way, No.6 is getting in the way again. Something will have to be done about that man.... soon!
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