So in short the experiment hasn’t worked, but according to Number 8 is has always worked, and that would suggest that Number 8 and Number 2, not this particular Number 2, have carried out this experiment before with other prisoners, although perhaps not this same given scenario. Perhaps one set in seventeenth century France involving the King’s Musketeers might be one idea. How many times this experiment has been carried out on other prisoners is clearly impossible to say, but seeing as this technique always worked, would suggest that Number 8 had enjoyed a 100% success rate. Perhaps that is why he finds it difficult to accept this failure! And yet having said that, to have a previous 100% success rate using this technique used in ‘Living In Harmony,’ must surely bring into question the type of calibre of prisoner Number 8 was previously dealing with, mustn’t it?
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