Number 2 told the Prisoner that he agreed that they had taken quite a liberty in having brought him to the Village. But seeing as he was there....well it wasn’t in Number 2’s remit to let a prisoner leave The Village simply because he thought they had taken quite a liberty. And besides how do we know he’s speaking the truth in what he says? After all one of his predecessors once gave the toast “To hell with The Village,” and he was speaking with forked tongue! Mind you I think it might be possible to believe one of Number 2’s predecessors when he explained to Madam Professor about Number 6. That he wants what most of them want ultimately...... to escape! He seemed to be sincere in his somewhat unguarded words.
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