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Tuesday 22 March 2016

Citizen No.2

   Is this how it was for you on the day you first arrived in The Village? It seems the usual thing for new arrivals to look out of the window. A natural enough thing to do I suppose, when you’ve just opened the curtains.
   Hardly surprising then for a man like you. Having worked in the Foreign Office having had the ears of statesmen Kings and Princes of many lands, you’ve swayed governments, defined policies, and nipped revolutions in the bud with a word in the right place. And at a propitious time, you would wake up in The Village. The moment when you draw back the curtains and look out of the window of ‘6 private’ demonstrates that moment perfectly.
   But really, are you sure you want to go ahead with Degree Absolute? After all you’re not in the best condition, having been up all-night reciting nursery rhymes to the slumbering Number 6. But I expect you know best, not that you have any option to do otherwise now, you have to go through with it. I know it has to be either one of you, you or Number 6. But why the need to risk the one for the other? Surely they could have found a way to keep you both. Degree Absolute is the last chance Saloon. How many others prisoners had reached this stage, or perhaps Number 6 was the first? As the Supervisor-Number 26 said, I’d hate to see you go. Because for me, you are my favourite Number 2, and it would be a sad day if we lose you for the sake of Number 6!

Be seeing you


  1. Here No. 2 is seen not preparing for Degree Absolute but after the wake-up call for the Prisoner convention on a Sunday morning! - BCNU!

    1. Hello Arno,
      Ha, ha, ha, ha that's very good, and so very apt!

      Best regards