During ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ when Number 6 and Number 8 are taking the pieces of the abstract sculpture from the Recreation Hall, and assemble them on the beach to make a boat. Manhandling the pieces through the woods and down to the beach, that would have taken a while, seven trips in all I should imagine.
Was that act really a show of kindness, when Number 6 used those 2,000 free Work Units to buy Number 38’s tapestry? Certainly he thought he would never use them, so perhaps he thought he might do someone a bit of good. After all he need not have bothered to buy 38’s tapestry, he could have just taken it when he removed the pieces of his sculpture from the Recreation Hall. Like that tarpaulin sheet, Number 6 had to have stolen that from somewhere!
And so eventually Number 6 and Number 8 set sail, and as they do, and as I look at that rickety mast I cannot help but think that the boat wouldn’t make it thirty yards, let alone thirty miles! Yet at the same time, when watched for the first time, one is willing their escape to be successful.
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