In ‘Many Happy Returns’ Number 6 arrives in The Village at the end of a parachute, having been ejected from a jet aircraft. A thought occurred to me some time ago, a fanciful one no doubt, but I like to think that’s the way Curtis arrived in the Village. But no doubt he arrived by helicopter from the Landing stage, just as anyone does. I wonder just how delighted Curtis was at having been seconded to The Village? Remembering the Colonel in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling,’ he didn’t seem over delighted to find himself there. Perhaps he’d been there before and had bad memories of the place. Certainly he had been sent by the highest authority, he should have been proud, he was certainly gratified. So perhaps Curtis wasn’t all that happy about it either, that much they may have had in common. Certainly they had one thing in common, they both came to a bad end in The Village!
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