He's driven a taxi out into the countryside to see how far he can get. This is of course an intelligence gathering exercise, as No.6 attempts to find the best way to escape from the Village in 'Many Happy Returns.' But curiously this will not be the only time No.6 ventures away from the village and out into the countryside. He does so again twice during 'Hammer Into Anvil.' But why is No.6 allowed to go so far, and what's more if you look closely it is open countryside that lies beyond the Village. Surely there is a route for escape which lies this way? fter all No.6 appears to have been travelling a well worn track!