Martha, Mrs Butterworth's personal housemaid, answering the door to a raggedy man, looking more like a tramp than the previous occupier of the house! Martha gives the man short shrift, and closes the door in his face!
Now it is most probable that when Mrs Butterworth left
for the Village, in order to take up her position of No.2, she took her housemaid Martha with her. Then living in the annex of the Green Dome, Martha here would not suffer the London too much, and would soon have our diminutive friend ousted, from position and home! Butler
Now Martha looks down upon our friend No.6, She seems to have a severe and no nonsense attitude. But I guess a spell in the Village has mellowed her "outlook" somewhat. For it would seem that Martha-No.36, has been left behind in the village, after her mistress, Mrs Butterworth, has long since departed the village after her term of office was up.
For the next time we met with Martha, is at a time when she encounters our friend No.6 for a second time.
She seems to have a dependency on sweets, her one weakness, or a weakness placed there by the use of conditioning and hypnosis treatment at the hospital? But even her previous hardness towards No.6 does not go against her, perhaps No.6 feels pity for this poor soul, left abandoned in the Village by her mistress. So feeling sorry for her, No.6 buys No.26-Martha, a bag of candy, perhaps for old times sake.
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