He left two windows open when he left his house. And what a house, surely it’s too big for one man alone. And it is all his house, it’s not a set of flats as some fans of the Prisoner would have you think. Because we know his bedroom is upstairs, as is the bathroom. Mrs. Butterworth sent him upstairs to the bathroom, and said she would lay some of her late husband’s things out on the bed. And when Janet came calling that morning seeing her fiancés car parked outside, she went upstairs looking for him. And the President in Fall Out told Number 6 that his house was being made ready for him. The evidence is plain enough. So how does one man get to live in such a large house in the first place? And with the ‘for sale’ sign having been taken away in Fall Out, the question is, who bought the house for him, and why? Not that he hung around long enough to make himself at home, because no sooner had he arrived than he was on his way again. Had he not done so, he would have been horrified to discover the front door of his house had been given an upgrade!
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How about this, factually it isn't the house that No. 6 owns but only the flat, a freehold flat as we would call it? Thus, the front door, or perhaps the outward side of it, wouldn't be his concern but the caretaker's. - BCNU!ReplyDelete
Everything we learn in 'the Prisoner' about No.1 Buckingham Place tells us that its a house, and not a set of flats. Doesn't the President in 'Fall Out' tell the former Number 6 that his house is being made ready for him? And if there is a caretaker as you suggest, why does Martha the housemaid open the front door in 'Many Happy returns?
Yes, but "toto pro pars", I'm inclined to say. The President could have spoken a little inaccurately. Perhaps he was wrongly informed, such things happen. And Martha, would she get a paint brush and do refurbishments? No, there must be a janitor, a handyman to do it. - BCNU!Delete
Here in Britain if you want a job doing in the house, you get a man in, plumber, decorator, electrician etc.
I have covered this topic quite cogently in my book 'The Prisoner Dusted Down,' however if you are to dispel facts such as the President's words "Your house is being made ready for you," and the fact that the former Number 6 is actually given the key to his house as a "slip of the tongue," or inaccurately, then you can dispel anything I say in the same way. So, I leave it to you prove to me, using facts found in the Prisoner either visual or verbal, that ZM73 lived in a flat.