This is a copy of the map drawn by No.6, which he includes in the amended wallet of the dead man, along with a picture of himself and a letter or missive which begins "To whoever may find this.........."
In 'Dance of the Dead,'
No.6 amends the dead man's wallet, ties the body to a lifebelt, and
sets it adrift in the sea, so that it should be picked up by a passing
boat or ship. In the previous episode of 'Many Happy Returns,' No.6
sets out as navigator in a Gloster Meteor jet, to discover the location
of The Village, and has a very precise search area, covering many
thousands of miles. But nevertheless, No.6 does navigate the jet
aircraft and does find The Village. So it must be that now, at the end
of 'Many Happy Returns,' that No.6 knows the precise location,
co-ordinates, of The Village. So why is it that only the four points of
the compass are marked on the map? Where is the longitude and latitude?
And the name of the Sea, it's not on the map, simply the Sea! So unless
the name of the Sea, and the longitude and latitude of the Village is
noted down in the accompanying letter, then this map is utterly useless!
When you take into account that the episode 'Dance of the Dead,' was originally to have been much earlier in the actual screening order of 'the Prisoner' series, placed as the second episode, you will recall that Number 6 say's he's new here, meaning The Village. And to Roland Walter Dutton, he says he's been in The Village quite recently. Then the events of 'Many Happy Returns'
will not have taken place. Therefore, when No.6 drew this map, he
didn't know the longitude and latitude co-ordinates of The Village, let
alone what Sea it is. And therefore, in that case, this map is not just
utterly useless - it's completely and utterly useless!
I'll be seeing