Why the mountains? Because that is what they are, the mountains, they do not need a name. A name is just a place on a map. “Geography is a matter of physical illusion. Lines on a map, words on a signpost, it’s this that gives a place its identity. After all you are where you recognise yourself to be. Mister Donavon says that all countries are countries of the mind.” Well that’s alright for Colony Three, its set out as a typical English town, whereas The Village, well it’s Italianate, a mixture of architecture. In ‘A B and C’ ZM73 referred to the mountains, when he said to ‘B’ “Last I remember you were hiking across the mountains to err Switzerland?” Apparently she got sore feet! So what is it with names? We have to call him the Prisoner ZM73 when he isn’t in The Village, because he hasn’t a proper name, and she’s ‘B.’ Not even the name of the Swiss Alps is used, it’s the mountains. It makes one wonder if The Village is just over the Swiss Alps! Or on the other hand, perhaps more suited to the Italianate Village, might be the Italian Alps!
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