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    Not so much about p. 5 as it is about the text on p. 4:

    The text on p. 4 ends with rhyming T words: trail and tail. If "Tea for Two" and "Two Together" are telling us to focus on double-Ts, this could be relevant.

    The text says, "now that you and I have crossed / Paths." Draw a path from U to I? (Sort of an "an eye reflects" approach?) There is a U directly opposite the letter I in the border phrases along the sides: cUnning to hIs. These are common letters, but you can make similar U/I pairs on other pages as well, often with a line parallel to the border (although not always) and often the only U/I pair on the page:

    p. 7 - sceptre In hand to i rUle the sea
    p. 11 - a measUre of gold to a gIft for the wInd (this one could make two U/I pairs, since there are two letters I on the right border. If a U/I pair is part of the point, maybe this would explain why the QU and IN are combined in the magic square - the authors are telling us that the magic square does not contain a relevant U/I pair.)
    p. 15 - crIss cross to doUble back
    p. 17 - one of foUr to all In a name
    p. 19 - an eye reflects to coUnt to three (this one works only if eye = I. Or it could be a red herring page.)
    p. 23 - raIse the wInd to whistle a tUne
    p. 26 - we cast oUr spell to follow the lIght
    p. 30 - no letter U in the border. Could be a U/I pair using words on books or map? I see "Down Under," "Treasure Island," "Robert LoUis Stevenson," "Pemetic Mountain," "St. Sauveur Mountain," and two letters U on the wine bottle - LUssac and BoUteille. The word "mountain" is abbreviated in all the other places on the map and the word "Norumbega" is artfully cut off the show only "-bega." Still a number of possibilities, but I wonder whether there is something deliberate here. If the border word "map" is telling us that only the letters U on the map are important, that further reduces the possibilities.
    p. 32 - The Abnaki illustration is the first place where I see both an I/U and a U/I possibility, with both letters on opposite borders:
    wInd fUels fIre to rIse In a qUest
    If "you and I have CROSSED paths" is important, this is the first clear case of a possible cross, unless I'm mistaken.
    p. 34-35 - no letter U in the border.
    p. 40 - no letter U in the border.
    p. 44-45 - The only letter U in the border is in "toUr with me." There is no I in the opposite border. Use mile marker letters?
    p. 47 - topsy tUrvy to upsIde down
    p. 51 - the second possible crossed path: a tUrning tide to a taIl to tell; a fallIng sky to at joUrney end
    Note on the text: 'What else have you got?' 'I...I...I...I..."
    p. 55 - No letter I in the border.

    I don't yet see a clear pattern of things crossed by these U/I lines, although several go through or near eyes.

    My other unexplored thought is whether "Whistle a Tune" and "Neptune" are related. I'm sure others have pondered this already. If the root word is "Tune," maybe we are supposed to sort out the meaning of "Nep-" - if it could also be "pen," maybe that pencil eraser in the sand on p. 7 is telling us to pair it with a sill? Which would suggest the Old Lady's window sill to me. But I really feel now like I'm building a theory on random, meaningless word associations and coincidences.

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    What about "hare" and "bear". They rhyme, and they have homonyms ("hair" and "bare") does each picture have a rhyming pair? I have no idea what it would mean, but...

    Thanks for reviving the thread.

    P.S: all the anagram words were also record labels, for whatever reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by suelough View Post
    Fandango lies at his den - bear, rabbit and snake also pictured - gazebo in the background.
    Quote Originally Posted by furballduo View Post
    The word in the frame is "ISLAND"
    The "E" is also colored. Including this, the letters spell

    AND LIES

    (sly cunning fox, and only the "LY" are white)

    The are three cardinals of these letters, which are in their proper border position

    S, N, and (the yellow) E

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    There is an "X" in the border phrase, which marks the corresponding position on p. 17 of

    "the last in line"
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    astree...I agree that there are a number of corresponding "hints" between different pages.

    On page 31...The acrostics..."MY FOOT" and "den" (2X) jump out and work with page 5.
    What is not used in the acrostics...2 "I"'s and 2 "t"'s

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredPostmaster View Post
    astree...I agree that there are a number of corresponding "hints" between different pages.

    On page 31...The acrostics..."MY FOOT" and "den" (2X) jump out and work with page 5.
    What is not used in the acrostics...2 "I"'s and 2 "t"'s
    There are some connections to Forrest Fenn's puzzle, the IT is one of them. There are others.
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    OK, RP, I am getting back into this puzzle.

    For this page, which I take as the starter, I am picking up code

    see southeast ff(f)

    (not sure about the last "F" - and you can again see a possible connection to Forrest Fenn)

    I am vetting my work on this, but for now, I use the "ff" abbreviation to get "forte / fortisimo", which means very loud

    When I go to the map at the back of the book (p. 56), and looking at anything in the southeast, I am drawn to the point of interest "Thunder Hole"

    Reason I am still reviewing is because I am trying to find alternates, or confirmations. It should be pretty precise if it is correct.

    Strongest confirmation I get is the loud aspect of thunder, and that it is a point of interest on the map.

    For moderate "Thunder Hole" confirmation, I get

    1) Fandango looks to be lying in front of a cave or hole
    2) Perked ears are shown on the animals (this is light to moderate confirmation)

    Still reviewing.
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