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Thursday, 8 October 2015
A favourite Scene In The Prisoner
Number 6 had after all put the poison in, and now Number 14 was finished. Number 6 said he was sorry about that, but he didn’t look a bit sorry. There he lay upon the recliner listening to the Adagio passage from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ the Autumn movement. Number 14 had gone to ‘6 Private’ seeking revenge. And so a fist-fight broke out between Number 6 and Number 14. During the violent fight they seem to smash up the place too much, and nothing appears to be really broken. Number 14 is of course no match for Number 6, that much had been proved during that bout of Kosho. I’ve never understood why Number 6 didn’t dunk 14 into that tank of water while he had him at his mercy. But there they were in a desperate struggle, until Number 6 gets 14 in an arm lock behind his back, finally to despatch Number 14 through the French window. But on his way out Number 14 takes the balcony railings with him. I think that was the end of this particular 14, I’ve no proof but I get the feeling that he would have broken his neck in that fall, lying dead tangled up in those wrought iron railings below the balcony.
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