"How long have you been with us Number Twelve?"
"Me Sir? Quite a long time."
"Obviously not long enough."
Meaning Number 12 hasn’t been with them long enough to fully understand the ways of The Village.
A military march goes through the entire episode, in the plaster busts of military leaders in the drawing room of the Professor’s home. And in the decor of the Professor's study, in pictures and statuettes. And also in the military march played as the body of men leave the educational boardroom, along corridors to the General's office, in military procession.
Confidence in the General, confidence in the Professor, and now Number 12 shows our confidence in you, well members of the educational board, he will give you a confidential breakdown of the entire operation, in confidence of course. And confidence is at the very core of all educational processes, even militaristic ones.
I'll be seeing you