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Friday 31 July 2015
There are only two individuals who have a black and white striped umbrella, the Butler and Number 6 who was issued it along with his Village clothes, his credit card, his Health and welfare card, and his card of identity. His numbered Penny Farthing badge he took off his lapel and tossed in into the back of the taxi! As for his umbrella, the last time we see Number 6 with it, is after he leaves the Brass Band concert and follows Number 9 up the steps. Perhaps Number 6 lost his umbrella sometime later, well people are always losing umbrellas. Or he may simply have discarded it, and the Butler finding it, picked it and said to himself “Finders keepers, losers weepers!”
Then again, perhaps the umbrella does belong to the Butler. That gives him something in common with Number 6. They are the only two individuals to have such a black and white striped umbrella in The Village.
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