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    A thread for discussion of the illustrations.
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    Thanks suelough for setting this up.

    Illustration #5 (?) - Pompous Fellow

    Since all the words contained in the frames of the pictures make sense to the story...any ideas about the word "H O E" in the frame of the 5th illustration (at least I think it's the 5th...sorry book in hiding....)

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    Sorry - posted the above in the wrong spot. My apologies!

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    has anyone taken apart pg 18 yet, it seems to be
    missing some peices, im looking for them no luck
    yet maybe i did it wrong

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    furball so what is the word? I know LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cw0909 View Post
    has anyone taken apart pg 18 yet, it seems to be
    missing some peices, im looking for them no luck
    yet maybe i did it wrong
    sorry was going from memory, i meant pg 11

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    I just started a thread for each color illustration, so please post any non-general observations under the correct thread. Thanks!
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    I'm certain I'm not the first to notice a key role for painting #15 - the last painting - in Masquerade, but I haven't seen it described in the few online discussions about that pre-Internet hunt and I wonder if it offers a clue for Fandango. The Stockwells seem to have adopted a lot of details from the illustrations in the earlier book, and they may have noticed the same key I'm seeing. The Masquerade image shows a marionette lying on the beach under a colorful sunset: Painting #15: A Culmination

    We now know that the Marionettes, or puppets, on the Isaac Newton page (painting #12) provided the breakthrough for the method of drawing lines to fingers and toes to pick out border letters and spell the master riddle. The order of the puppets/letters was partially dictated by the color scheme of the rings on which the puppets hang. The order of the colors was confirmed by the order of colors on Polly Pocket's apron. The role of illustration #15 that I have not seen discussed is that it may be a giant hint to look at the puppets on that earlier page and at the colors of the sunset and the puppet's clothes: red and yellow in the sunset, green and blue on the outfit.

    Is there a similar key image that offers a hint for Fandango? In terms of composition and seascape content, I find the "A Turning Tide" image on p. 51, showing Fandango on a dolphin's back, is the closest to Masquerade's painting #15. Should we be looking at dolphins in Fandango the same way that the true sleuths looked at puppets in Masquerade? I don't see a strong hint about colors in the Fandango image, but star(fish), waves, clouds or eagles could be the second part of the hint, if the Stockwells used the same approach that Williams took. If we are supposed to use the last image, though, instead of one that is merely similar in content, then we should be looking at the "Two Together" illustration on p. 55. In this image, there is a key-shaped puddle and a key on Fandango's tail. Faces and a fairy image appear in the clouds and in the rocky cliff.

    Of course, this approach doesn't help if the Stockwells didn't see Masquerade's painting #15 as a major hint about the solution to that puzzle, and/or did not use the same method in Fandango.

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