The Former Number 6 had vindicated the right of the individual to be individual. Overcome coercion, held fast, maintained, fought, destroyed and resisted. He had shown them the way, convinced them of their mistakes, they needed him. Therefore the former Number 6 had been selected , and all about him is his. Perhaps they were about to stage a coup, using the former Six to usurp Number 1, to replace him with the former Six, having shown them the errors of Number 1’s ways. The fact that Number 6 looks the spitting image of Number 1 is incidental, as no-one would ever be likely to meet Number 1 face to face. And yet the fact that Number 1 and the former Six look identical might be in his favour, and he might be needed to be if the coup is to be successful. I am reminded of both ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ by Anthony Hope, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_of_Zenda and ‘The Man In The Iron Mask’ by Alexandre Dumas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_in_the_Iron_Mask
As it turned out there was a bloody and violent revolution directed against both Number 1 and his Village, but there was no coup. That had failed. The President and members of the Assembly all fleeing in terror!
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