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    Has everyone on this Board given up? I have much to share but haven't seen a single contribution?

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    I just received the book a couple of weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to work on it yet with the holidays. I hope to start on it next week.
    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    I just ordered my book. I have not been to Mt. Desert Island since before my dog died. It was her favorite place in the world. I think a treasure hunt is just the thing to get us back up there again.

    -Rusty

    It's not a place, it's a yearning. It's not a race, it's a journey.

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    the holidays have kept me from working on the book I know from talking others that we will get back to it soon
    Work like you don't need the money
    Love like you've never been hurt
    Dance like no one is watching

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    I received my copy of the book several days ago, but haven't devoted much time as yet.

    I'll tell you this: It's bears an AMAZING resemblance to one of its forbears: 'Masquerade'.

    And, I think the resemblance is more than skin deep.

    Masquerade contained a series of illustrations with a phrase written around each illustration.

    The solution was to discover a letter-selection mechanism. For Masquerade, this mechanism involved drawing a straight line in each illustration from an eye of its characters to one of its fingers and extending this line to the border to select letters from the phrase around the illustration.

    I don't think the solution to Fandango is going to involve drawing lines at this point, but I do think there will be some sort of letter-selection mechanism involved.

    In Masquerade, one of the big clues was found in its short prologue. The reader was supposed to pick up on the words 'EYES' and 'POINT' which were clues to draw the lines.

    In Fandango, there is a similar sort of short text, but it appears at its end.

    The words that stood out to me were 'TIME' and 'MEASURE'.

    That puts me in mind of some sort of clock mechanism or something to do with music.

    Considering that one page has a series of colored piano keys, I'm thinking that the concept of music plays a role here.

    I'll try to look at it more in the coming weeks.

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    Thanks for your Input Doc, I will try to get to my book after the first of the year and I hope will have some input to add, by the way don't you like the riddles?( big smile)
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    I don't have my book on me at the moment, but there's a particular illustration's phrase that might be some sort of word puzzle that goes something like this:

    First of four
    End of the line
    All in a name

    I haven't really come up with anything concrete, but this is the sort of thing I was thinking about:

    The first letter of 'FOUR' is 'F'.
    The end of the word 'LINE' is 'E'
    The name is FANDANGO.

    Anagramming got me this: END OF A FANG. This sounds like part of a draw-a-line clue, but Fandango doesn't have his fangs demonstrated in enough illustrations for this to be valid.

    But, you see how my mind tries to work through these things.



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    I think we should deep-drill each illustration page in a separate thread, but since it was brought up here...

    Those borders read, in clockwise order from lower left:

    tHe last in linE (H is red, E is blue)
    one of fOur (O is red)
    tradition Carries (C is blue)
    all in a name

    There is so much in this illustration, I don't know where to begin!

    - red, yellow, blue croquet balls and peg
    - red, yellow, blue border
    - red, yellow, blue, pink corner stars
    - large arrow cut into grass
    - SFP, Downeast Times, who is the geezer?
    - projector eminating light rays
    - numeral grid in newspaper
    - letters in chimeny masonry
    - one whale on pants is a key
    - TREA(sure) newspaper headline
    - flagpole is a ship's mast
    - key flag on flagpole
    - distinct vertical line drawn through blue border section and along tea bag line
    - distinct horizontal line through knee
    - both lines form a cross in about same proportions as flagpole, but upside-down
    - who is Cohen?
    - Salvador Dali style newspaper suggests clocks or time codes
    - "Down" in Downeast is hanging straight down


    I'm tired of typing now. Anybody have anything else?

    -Rusty

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    I haven't had a chance to really look at it but I think I got all the things that jump out at you. The weird "19" squares, dates, times, musical borders, and you don't even have to anagram the purple letters, they spell it right out. But like so many others, now I just need to find time to sit down and put it all together. And reading the text really gives me a headache. I think the story would have worked much better without trying to force rhymes.
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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    pooky - dont be so sure you have the only meaning of those purple letters; I've found 2 meanings for them so far

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