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Wednesday 19 February 2014

The Prisoner Under the Spotlight!

 “I’ve Met No One Here Who Has Committed A Crime”
                                     {No.50 the Watchmaker – ‘It’s Your Funeral}
    Well perhaps not a crime, but certainly people are brought to the Village for a variety of reasons, but possibly for none more than for the knowledge they have inside their heads. No.6 for example, he was brought to the Village because they wanted to know why he suddenly resigned. Then there's Nadia-No.8 who arrived for a spot of recuperation according to No.2, but of course No.8 turned out to be  a plant! Fotheringay was also brought to the Village around the same time for his part in the same plan during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben,’ but he was never given a number or made a part of the community, nor was the Colonel. But this Colonel would not be the last to be brought to the Village in such a capacity as in connection with No.6. There was the episode of ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling,’ and the Seltzman-No.6 connection, when the Colonel was most gratified to have been sent to the village by the highest authority. But perhaps not so keen to exchange minds with No.6!
   'C'-Engadine of the episode ‘A B and C’ would be brought to the village. just as Curtis had been but for a very different reason. Curtis was to impersonate No.6, this in aiding to break No.6 and to eventually extract the reason behind his resignation. Curtis may have been the perfect look-a-like for No.6, with or without plastic surgery, but this plan was enough to see him brought to the Village.
   The Professor is a teaches, he teaches, and according to Madam Professor they came to the Village of their own free will and are perfectly happy, thy have all they need. That might or might not be true, but certainly I don’t think the Village is what either of them expected! Certainly the Professor is assisting in perhaps the greatest human experiment ever conducted, that of mass communication!
    No.2 of course was brought here to take up the position of Chairman of the Village, an interrogator in the position of power, second only to 1. Roland Walter Dutton on the other hand, had been brought to the village about a month before No.6's arrival, and for the knowledge inside his head. But I wonder if this had been a mistake on the part of the Villages Administration? Because Dutton had not the access to the 'vital stuff.,' and by the time the doctor-No.40 found out it was too late, for Roland Walter Dutton, who soon will cease to exist. And the Rook-No.53, he invented an electronic defence system, who thought all nations should have it. It would have meant peace. But then a bumbling bureaucrat let his bag, containing the electronic defence plans, get swiped. The Rook confessed to No.6 that he had had nothing to do with it, but would die happy if he had. Treasonable thoughts maybe, but which alone would have been enough to see No.53's abduction to the Village, let alone the information regarding his electronic defence system!
  And there would be many, many others who actually have a position in the Village, such as the Control Room supervisors, the doctors and nurses at the hospital, and many more of the Villages administration who also came to the village of their own free will. Was that the case of Martha, in the episode of ‘Many Happy Returns,’ Mrs. Butterworth's house maid? Was the village explained to her, somehow I don't think so. More likely Martha was brought here using guile in ingenuity on behalf of her mistress. But unlike her mistress, Martha would not be leaving the village!
   But what of the others, the little watchmaker-No.51 and his daughter Monique-No.50, the chess champion and rumoured ex-Count-No.14. And the white Queen-No.8, what had she done to have herself brought to the Village? What dark secrets might No.8 and others like her be harbouring? The Admiral-No.66, the General-No.34, were they brought here long ago for their military secrets, of their own free will or through abduction I wonder. Oh and there was the case of No.48, who was with us, then he went and gone!
   In the majority of cases, those who arrive here in the village, either through abduction, or their own free will, they all have one thing in common.....Information.... Information.....Information!
   So the only question remaining is..... what does the Village Administrators do with all this information when they get it?

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