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Monday 23 April 2012

Scarf & Shooting stick - Sceptre & Orb

    In the accompanying photograph taken from the episode ‘Arrival,’ No.2 and No.6 are on the lawn of the old people's home after giving the Prisoner an aerial tour of the village. But that isn't important, what is important is the fact that No.2, pictured on the right, is wearing a scarf about his neck and carries about him an umbrella shooting stick.
    Indeed each of the Number 2's wear and carry about them the scarf and shooting stick at one time or another during their term of office. Although No.2 of 'Hammer Into Anvil' has a customised, yet regular shooting stick, and not that of the umbrella kind, customised with the added blade hidden inside the stick.
     Some time ago I arrived at the conclusion, rightly or wrongly, or perhaps being guilty of reading too much into something which is not even there, that there is a similarity between that of the old school scarf as worn by No.2 and the umbrella shooting stick which he or she carries about them and that of the sceptre and orb carried about by the Kings and Queens of England. Well even if I am being on the fanciful side, I think its a nice idea and certainly I cannot be far away with the idea about the "old school scarf."

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