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Sunday, 26 August 2012
It has been said that only two number 2’s returned to the village for a second term of office, those of ‘The Chimes of Big Ben and ‘A B & C’, they not being totally responsible for their failures, it was felt that they should both be given a second chance in ‘The General’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ respectively. But what about the President, the former Number 2 of ‘The Girl Who Was Death?’
Nadia is an excellent field agent and is the first woman in the Village to get close to number 6, who it seems
feels comfortable and is at ease with Nadia, allowing himself to drop his guard, just a little.
Nadia and Number 6 spend twelve hours in a crate together and Nadia tries to make conversation in order to
help pass the time, and part of the conversation goes;
Nadia “Do you have a wife in
Number 6 “No, don’t talk anymore.”
“Big Ben I feel a bit better.”
Nadia “Big Ben, are you engaged to someone, is that the right word, engaged?”
Number 6 tells Nadia to go to sleep. It seems that the prisoner has put his engagement to Janet Portland out of
his mind, certainly it is something which the prisoner doesn’t admit to Nadia for whatever reason he may have.
Perhaps he’s no longer sure he has a fiancé!
On two occasions breakfast is brought to Number 6’s cottage ‘6 private’, first during ‘Free for All’ by the
maid-Number 58, although this could be a courtesy by number 2, but again it is an act repeated during ‘Dance
of the Dead’ when the maid-Number54 brings number 6 his breakfast on a tray.
And its not just Number 6 who receives such a privilege as this. For there are two other such maids
with breakfast trays upon their laps as they ride along in the trailer towed by a tractor. But surely, going at the
speed the tractor does, the breakfast would be cold before it arrives!
During ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ Number 2 is about to hold an interview with Number 6, as the butler is pushing his breakfast trolley up the ramp to the pair of steel doors, Number 2 siting crossed legged in his black spherical chair, flinches or gives a shudder after looking at the butler push his trolley up the ramp. It would seem the butler has some Ill effect upon Number 2!
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