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    Default Afterthought - "CITY" on P.55

    This may be a moot point, but the word "city" appears vertically along the left margin side of the illustration. I realize this page held the fairy map to Hummingbird and not the solution, but I found this interesting given that this token was found in a city park. If you hold the book so that the images look short and squat, you can more easily see the elongated letters.

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    Default which illustration?

    'kay....I'm interested in seeing this kind of thing, even after-the-fact. But, I'm not sure *where* you see these elongated letters that spell city. Is it in the dropcap illustration, the inside part of the border, or the outermost edge of the page?

    Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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    They are in the "margin" of the page on the left side, just outside the frame. The best way to see them for the first time is to hold the page flat at nose level, and slowy tip the top of the page away from you until the images on the page look short and squat. Remember some of the old op-art? You could see different things depending on which direction you looked at a picture from. This is sort of like that. The letters are looong and skinny and are not easily detectable when holding the book as you normally would. In my book, the starting point of the top arch of the C is exactly 1.25" from the top edge of the page. Follow the line up and over to the left and then back around until a nearly perfectly symmetrical C is formed. The front edges of the C nearly touch the frame.

    Like I said, it could be coincidence, but at this point, I'm not chalking anything in this book up to coincidence. MS worked on it for how many years? Lots of time to play with it and insert multiple layers of clues.

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    Default I see it now!

    Thanks, shred!

    The crazy thing is before you replied, I was seeing these same "letters" formed in the "framed" part of the picture. For example, still on the left, about halfway down, there is a "Y" shaped spear or weapon. A little ways above that, 2 weapons crossed to form a "T"....well, you get the "picture".

    Thanks, and good luck to you!

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