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Friday, 6 November 2015

Quote For The Day

    “You’re a stubborn fellow Number Six!”
                                 {The Colonel - Many Happy Returns}

    If the Colonel calls Number 6 that again, he’s liable for a bout in hospital! It is such a pity that the Prisoner has no name, it makes it very difficult writing about the Prisoner, or should I say ZM73, when he’s not in The Village. Of course one could use the name Peter Smith, but it sounds too much like having been thought up on the spur of the moment. Peter Smith, one would have thought that Number 6 would have thought up a more original name. Charles Reed perhaps, a Victorian novelist, although no-one reads him any more. But then again no matter what name the Prisoner would have used, Mrs. Butterworth, being Number 2, would have known he was lying about his name. She must have known it when he told her he was Peter Smith.
    It would be easy to use the Prisoner’s code identity when he’s in
London, most people did. ZM73, that’s his code name. Well they’re like that in British Intelligence, always have been by all accounts, preferring to use false or code names instead of real ones. And that appeared to be the case in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.’ The Prisoner gave false names which he used in different countries. Even between ex-colleagues they still preferred to use code names to real ones. Except in the case of Jonathan Peregrine Danvers, ZM73 used his real name. But then perhaps Danvers wasn’t that important to warrant a code name! I wonder what it was that took him to Paris that time, what was her name?

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