Unanswered questions, of which there are still many in ’the Prisoner’ even today, some 47 years after the event. And what’s more they are never likely to be answered, only speculated about. Such as who packed the two suit cases the prisoner collected when he returned to his home, after handing in his letter of resignation? Of course he could have packed them before he went off to resign his job. And yet the Prisoner never went home, he arrived home that cannot be denied, but he never went into the house, he climbed behind the wheel of his Lotus Seven and drove off. It was the Butler who went into the house, the Prisoner was on his way to hand in his letter of resignation. But if the Prisoner never went into the house, how could he have written his letter of resignation that he was due to hand in personally to that bald-headed man sat behind the desk? Ah, perhaps he wrote that resignation letter during the journey back to England in that cage on the trailer of the Scammell Highwayman transporter. So the Butler packed the two suitcases for the Prisoner in readiness for his return home. And the Butler? He must have departed from the house before the return of his master. Why would he do that? Perhaps he didn’t, perhaps he was in the kitchen when his master returned home in such a hurry to get away. Any Butler worth his salt would have been there to greet his master upon his return. So the Butler must have left the house previously. So who purchased the airline ticket? And how did the Prisoner’s passport get put on the desk in the study, when the passport would have been in the Prisoners’ jacket pocket? Perhaps he gave his passport to the Butler, and he placed it on the desk with the airline ticket. So what about the airline ticket, who purchased that? The Butler did it!
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