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    Default Chapter 16 - Bandit

    I noticed that one of the paper bits mentions PLAY FAIR! As in play fair cipher?

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    Anyone figure out the mirrored image text? I think I'm close. Hopefully the spoiler tag will work for posting.


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    Engineer,

    I think your 3rd, 4th and 5th words are incorrect.

    And, this should also be under the heading, "TIME", not "Bandit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic Blend View Post
    Engineer,

    I think your 3rd, 4th and 5th words are incorrect.

    And, this should also be under the heading, "TIME", not "Bandit".
    Doh! Clicked the wrong heading. Thanks for the input Genetic Blend. I will try some more anagramming.

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    Does anyone want to venture a guess as to what the line on page 43, "ones that must leave before you are to discover the six that are to go" may mean? I am at a loss for this.

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    Default Bandit Treasure

    I think this chapter may be a red herring...

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    I read that to mean the



    But there again, I had nowhere to put that info...

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    Default Bandit or Treasure?

    There hasn't been much written about this chapter. It is near the end of the book. The title of the chapter is "Bandit", but when you read the text, it begins with the words, "Bandit treasure"...It is not about a bandit. It is however, about a treasure.

    From the description in the text, it almost sounds like a scavenger hunt: The cowboy again finds himself in the position to be able to offer up an adventure, a treasure hunt for some people. Here he is writing down some words on some small bits of paper. These words on the paper are all they need to know to find his bounty. He also shows them a picture of the treasure and gives them some clues. (This is the part about the there being ones that must leave before if you are to discover the six that need to go.) And then he tells the crowd that whoever finds this, will be guaranteed a cash bonus, if they can find a way for the cowboy to track their progress....It would continue, until it ended..

    Does this sound like a scavenger hunt to you? It sort of does to me. Could there be another treasure out there? One that is set up like a scavenger hunt? One that Domino put in place (maybe with six stops along the way) that he would like to keep track of? Would Domino tell us if he did?

    It certainly does sound like the cowboy is doing something entirely different in this chapter. At first I thought this chapter might be a red herring. But now I am thinking that it might be a bonus.

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    That is strange, I agree. It wouldn't matter to me if it was separate or not, but I agree, the wording makes it seem sort of "different". In the story, it does mention on p.5 that the Cowboy's fictional treasure is a "cache of jewels and money". The "jewels" are fictional, just part of the story. But maybe the "money" part is the "cash bonus" he's referring to in this "Bandit" section. It does seem to be separate from the "gold" and "jewels" that the Cowboy refers to earlier in the story, but I had been thinking this "Bandit Treasure" is the same as Domino's real-life hunt. Nothing in this book would surprise me, though!

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    14 caps on the little scraps of paper. Could this be related to another puzzle somewhere else in the book?

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