It looks very much like the Prisoner is about to have a nasty experience! If only he had kept his head, his hands on the steering wheel, and foot to the accelerator. Perhaps that’s what made the Mini-Moke jolt suddenly, taking his foot off the accelerator stalling the vehicle with it still in gear? Had he not done so, the vehicle’s impact with the membranic Guardian would have caused it to rise into the air, and the Prisoner could have driven on at speed into the distance with the Guardian in pursuit! But then had that taken place perhaps one of the Posts, like Post 14 could have shot out one of the Mini-Moke’s tyres using a high-powered rifle, thus causing the vehicle to crash, throwing the driver out onto the sand, leaving the driver to the merciless Guardian!
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Beyond the valid question that you've raised I wonder what No. 6 was thinking where he possibly could be driving to. On the beach at low tide. There was only way for a car to drive back which would be kept barred by the guards. Thus, he might have imagined he'd be able to reach the far end of the estuary and find another way up to solid ground. - BCNU!ReplyDelete
I expect the Prisoner didn't think about that, he probably only thought about escaping, what lay ahead would take care of itself. But I've often wondered where the Prisoner could be driving to. If he didn't run out of beach first he'd have to find a way of driving off the beach, otherwise from there on in he'd be on foot!
What I say. Where would he be heading, suppose he had stayed in the Moke? He might have gone fast and far enough as to escape his pursuers but then? Probably, at one point he'd have come across a tideway too deep to cross. Cul de sac.ReplyDelete
Perhaps, I tend to believe now as I'm writing, that's why he'd stall the engine, get out of the car and try to desperately "fight" Rover. Very well knowing it would be in vain. - BCNU!
Yes I suppose you're right, he'd have eventually driven himself into a cul-de-sac, and if he'd turned the Moke round there would still have been the Guardian to face.
As it is the Prisoner thought he could use "good old fashioned brute force" against the Guardian. But like any balloon, it offered no resistance, and in that is its defence mechanism!
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