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Monday, 11 November 2019

The Schizoid Man – No.12

    I wonder how Curtis must have been feeling on his first day in the village, possibly like the Colonel did in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’ And I imagine in the same way with the Colonel, it was left to No.2 to brief Curtis on his assignment, as in the scene played out between No.2 and No.12 {No.6} that morning of ‘The Schizoid Man.’
   Unlike the Colonel, they had to pull out every string they could to second Curtis back to them in the village. Seconded from where, and had Curtis been in the village before? Certainly No.2 had had previous and personal knowledge of Curtis. The assignment might have begun well for Curtis, and he did seem very much at home as No.6, in fact he made a better No.6 than No.6! But it all ended very badly for Curtis, an agent brought to the village, who was to remain there, buried in the graveyard. It was much the same with the Colonel in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.’ Just as well Susan died a year ago, otherwise there might have been some embarrassing questions asked!


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