The magic squares-

there are two numerical squares. One on page 17, the other on page 40.

page 17-

*the rows and columns add to 152

*no numbers in position 7 and 13

*numbers NOT used--2,5,6,7,8,10(adding for 3

Page 40

*the rows and columns add to 114

*again no numbers in 7 and 13(but a point of interest at 7)

*numbers NOT used--9,11,12,13,14,17(adding for 76)

looking at the two squares together-

*the equivalent position from each- added together- will be 19

*adding both rows from each squares gives 57 and 76

*numbers in squares go from 0 to 19

*gives multiples of 19

*the squares are 4X4

some thoughts-

*with 16 bordered illustrations, could a square relate to a illustration?possibly give a way to pick letters from the border?

*whats with the multiple of 19? On page 30, the plumb bob line extended separates the book date of 1957 in half. Both numbers 19 and 57 are found in the square. (19x3=57)

*the squares are found on page 17 and 40, which also adds to 57.

*theres a book on the shelf(page 30)-- thats titled 'mathematics'. I think mathematics may play a part in finding the riddle.

sixer13

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