So now armed with the correct password Number 6 confronts the Village Guardian “Schizoid man” with confidence, and the Guardian accepts the password. Yet when Number 12- Curtis gives the same password Rover attacks him and suffocates Curtis to death. So it must have been to do with the nervousness with which Curtis gave the password “Schizoid man, schizoid man, schizoid man!” Then of course Curtis began to run, and that was enough to convince the Guardian, and its natural instinct being to give chase to it's prey. Had Curtis stood his ground, well who can say what might have happened. After all when in the presence of the Village Guardian, Number 2 does advise the citizens to “Be still!” So its just the same in this case as it was with Alison and her mind reading act. It’s not what you say, but how you say it.
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