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    I wasn't sure where to post this. Has anyone looked in the text for "hidden keys"? I see them in phrases like this:

    Panhandle Sam says, "like you're" and "like a guy" on p. 42 and "keep their eyes" and "talker though you'd" on p. 43.

    My favorite is "kelp I yelped" on p. 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Lion View Post
    I wasn't sure where to post this. Has anyone looked in the text for "hidden keys"? I see them in phrases like this:

    Panhandle Sam says, "like you're" and "like a guy" on p. 42 and "keep their eyes" and "talker though you'd" on p. 43.

    My favorite is "kelp I yelped" on p. 50.
    Hi Puma Lion,

    The book is overflowing with clues and information. Have seen many of the things you mentioned, also including your previous post.

    Instead of "Seek and you shall find:, Fandango says "Look and ye shall find"

    Look+ye, shall find (then, "flush it quick")

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    Hey Puma Lion ... Have you found a "pattern" to the way the "key" is presented in the text yet? I have been looking/seeking/figuring - alot of variables!!! I too believe it is important but am not sure how yet ...
    Cindy - Happy Fandango-ing!!

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    Hi BS+CRS -
    I have not yet found any systematic way of approaching the hidden "keys" in the text, although I'm playing around with one possibility. You're right about the many variables, and maybe the authors were just having fun with word play, and the text keys won't lead us anywhere.

    Here's another key-related hint that intrigues me, though: On p. 35 in the fire scene, there is a street sign for Kebo Street. What if we stretched the truth a bit and called it Kebo Road? Could this be telling us to look at the keyboard images on p. 11? After all, the colored letters from the border tell us that p. 11 is the "key" page.

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    More wordplay. Maybe most of the following is just wordplay you would expect to see in a book that tries to use rhymes. Some of it may lead to deeper insights.

    A list of some reversible, symmetrical, similar and homophone words:

    SEA / SEE / C
    DOG / GOD? (The fairies treat Fandango as a dog and the tourists with the camera say he is a dog gone weird.)
    DROWN and WORD? (as in, the Land Beyond the Word, p. 28; words and pie, p. 40).
    CLOCK / C + LOCK (the lock is in the sea)
    ECHO / COHEN
    SHELF / SELF
    EYE / I / ISLE?
    SMILE / SLIME (p. 49)
    EAT / TEA
    CRAB / BARK?
    FOX / OF X?
    VERSE / REVERSE
    PIE / PI
    RULE / RULER
    SECRET + P / SCEPTRE
    ROSE / RISE / SCORE - C (p. 54)
    TUNE / NEPTUNE
    PASS / COMPASS
    SUMMIT / SUM
    POINT / POI?
    PLUM LINE / PLUMMET
    TAIL / TALE

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    There are only a few specific uses of color words in the text. Not a single one is repeated.

    Here is the list of colors:

    p. 18 red - Her older brother teased, "Gone weird and red." (Refers to fox. Follow the fox = follow red?)
    p. 28 brown - I'm terrified. Then quick and brown. Then gone. (Refers to fox again. Hmm.)
    p. 36 black - There's no inferno. Just the black incision (Refers to burnt-out fire ring.)
    p. 38 yellow - Of yellow pine and spruce flexed at the borders (Refers to trees.)
    p. 49 green - Of a green wave. You ever heard of sliming? (Refers to wave from which dolphins emerge.)
    p. 52 turquoise - Us, even as a turquoise kingdom rolls (Refers to united wind/sea kingdom)
    p. 54 white - In a white mess of water and wild air (Refers to converging of wind and water)

    There are other things that could be colors, but don't seem to fit the "rules." For instance, "gold" is mentioned on both pages 9 and 13 - so it is repeated, which doesn't seem to fit the pattern, and it refers specifically to the precious metal, not to the color of the precious metal (although it's a close call). Of course, gold is also in the border on p. 11. The word "rose" is used in the text (pages 14 and 48 and maybe some others). But it's used as a verb, and is only coincidentally a color, so I don't think it's part of this pattern. Red is mentioned in the border of the fire illustration and on the Red Rose teabag tag on p. 40. Other words about flashing or gleaming or dark light are visual, but are not colors per se. So I left out the things that were in borders or illustrations and that were not explicitly referring to colors.

    I'm conscious of the colors of the mileage signs, and of the mixed-up color clues (red signs spell yellow; blue signs spell red, etc.). The signs we can't read because their backs are facing us could fit the brown clue. There are no black signs, but there is black lettering, of course. You could make a case that all the other colors are represented by signs.

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