There always seems something rather sinister in the title ‘Many Happy Returns.’ After all it's not a celebration of his birthday, although No.6 is returned to the Village on his birthday March 19th. But that has nothing whatsoever to with his actually birthday seeing as there are only 6 lighted candles on the cake. It’s to do with his many happy returns to the Village. But that word “happy,” there's nothing "happy" about No.6 having been returned to the Village, he simply accepts it as a fait accompli.
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