It was just as I was making my way through a small camp of bathing tents, and it was from one of these bathing tents that No.6 and The Rook suddenly emerged, carrying between them a pair of rubber lios, a length of wood, and a radio set! This was my story! Luckily I had my camera with me to take this photograph. As it turned out, Number 6 had come up with a daring escape plan employing a small group of "reliable" men. The Rook was to have been cast adrift aboard the two rubber lilos to send out a distress signal using the radio transmitter he had built, this in order to bring a boat in-shore, to rescue them. This while Number 6 and the rest of his "reliable" men were to take charge of Number 2 in his office in his residence of the Green Dome. The only trouble with this escape plan, is that it was badly timed. Because as Number 6 and the Rook emerged together from their bathing tent, they did so only to discover that the tide was out!
This for me is the perfect "human story," that such care was taken by Number 6 to discover his "reliable" men, to go about stealing pieces of Village equipment with the Rook in order to make a radio transmitter. It was a good plan, but Number 6 couldn't think of everything. It's just a pity he didn't think to check the times of the tides!
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