What’s wrong with living in Harmony? Nothing I suppose, it’s a nice enough town, no worse no better than any other American frontier town of the 1800’s. Well except perhaps for Dodge City, Wichita, Warlock, and a few others. And yet the fact of the matter is Harmony does not exist, well not as an American frontier town. As we know it’s part of The Village where citizens live, and makes use of the Recreation Hall. So where did the citizens who live in that part of The Village go, during the time Number 6 was busy playing cowboys? The citizens must have been re-housed in other parts of The Village, and the Recreation Hall out of bounds for the duration of that time. And that area of The Village would have to be closely policed, because Number 2 couldn’t allow any Village citizen to suddenly turn up in the American 1800’s. For someone to be seen wearing bright coloured clothes, and possibly a colourful striped cape, would have been a bit of a giveaway, had Number 6 seen someone dressed in such a way. Then the game would have been well and truly up. But at least that way Number 8 and Number 22 would have survived the game! After the failure of ‘Living In Harmony,’ no doubt the citizens could move back into their homes, and the Recreation Hall put back into use.
Fictionally speaking Harmony was a part of The Village, whereas
in actuality it’s nowhere near, being some 200 or so miles away! Which means of
course both the Colonel and Fotheringay never actually went to The Village
during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben.’ And as for Number 6, he had one hell of a walk
from the Recreation Hall to his cottage!
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