“What was that?” the Prisoner asks.
“That would be telling” Number 2 replies.
But why the order to “Be still?” Perhaps because the Guardian is attracted to movement, that’s why it attacked the young man, who runs out of the pool, spins about, then arms stretched out he backs off facing the Guardian, as though he’s waiting for the inevitable. No attempt is made by the young man to actually run away. So he either volunteered, or was coerced into taking part in this demonstration.
Be seeing you