Amid all the mayhem taking place in the cavern, the President gave the order to evacuate. Evacuate what, just the cavern or the entire Village? Obviously the latter, because the president’s voice echoed around The Village via the public address system giving the order to evacuate. But Number 6 didn’t know that did he, he didn’t hang around long enough to find out. So perhaps as far as he was concerned it was merely the cavern which was being evacuated. Unless he imagined the launching of the rocket would do more harm than just to rid the place of Number 1.
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