But Number 6 takes it all in his stride. He walks over to the steps of the Recreation Hall, and looking up to Number 2, Fotheringay, and Nadia, all he can do is salute them “Be seeing you.” What else could he have done? A show of anger would have availed him nothing, after all that planning, all that effort to escape had availed him nothing. In fact he was back in The Village long before he realised it, approximately twelve hours in fact! And as though to rub salt into the wound, “Good evening citizens, your local Council wishes to announce another exciting competition, the subject this time….seascapes!” The announcement, coming at the moment it does, has always appeared to be to be quite deliberate, as though the announcer is rubbing salt into Number 6’s wounds!
Be seeing you