Why was the Colonel working as a field agent in the first place? Someone more like ZM73, someone more suited to field work, should have been after the Girl. Mind you the same could have been said of the Colonel in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling,’ and look what happened to him! Perhaps it was a question of the availability of field agents. But then again ‘The Girl Who Was Death’ was but a fantasy, and Colonel Hawke-Englishe a somewhat larger than life character, possibly eccentric. Possibly one of the last great Victorian heroes, in whose footsteps Mister X was bound to follow. Had ZM73 been assigned to the affair of ‘The Girl Who Was Death’ from the beginning, Colonel Hawke-Englishe would not have found himself in the field. But perhaps he had an eye for a pretty girl, and chose to go after the Girl himself. Sadly we’ll never know! Except it was only a fairytale, and I expect the Colonel never really made it into the field at all. But sat in his office controlling operations from behind the security of his desk, and the comfort of his chair. Drinking tea and eating biscuits, proper biscuits, the ones with cream inside!
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