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    Default The Oh-So-Innocent-Looking Dropcap Letters

    Good evening after a stormy morning in the big state of Louisiana!

    As it turns out, the dropcap letters appear to play a major role in the solutions for each treasure.

    Consider this list of hidden animals within a dropcap letter:

    1. Caterpillar p. 22
    2. Firefly p. 28
    3. Ant p. 44
    4. Butterfly p. 52
    5. Hummingbird p. 55
    6. Grasshopper p. 59
    7. Snail p. 66
    8. Beetle p. 69
    9. Bee p. 88
    10. Dragonfly p. 25

    Why do I think dropcap letters are important? Consider the ones that do NOT have a hidden picture puzzle inside a dropcap letter:

    1. Spider
    2. Pook
    3. Ladybug

    If the dropcap letter were NOT important, there would be no need to associate these final three with a specific letter.

    But, the author apparently supplies us with puzzles that accomplish the same thing.

    1. The spider knots show up inside the dropcap letter on p. 88.
    2. I consider the Pook puzzle to be within the text, specifically the dream sequence. The part of the dream sequence that conveys this information is the word ENDING from '....dreamer one on ending.' ENDING = END IN G.
    3. The ladybug is a punctuation mark in her hidden pictures. A period. The morse code puzzle is the ladybug's. A period is literally a 'dot at the end'. In morse code, a single dot is the letter 'E'.

    As you can see, the Pook puzzle and the ladybug puzzle not only convey a specific letter, they also convey the POSITION of that letter.

    You can already tell that the dropcap letters for all the others also have an inherent position: the beginning letter of a chapter.

    Why is it necessary and so important for a treasure's solution that each and every treasure's puzzle tell us both a single letter and either a beginning or ending position for that letter?

    Methinks this is no coincidence.

    Doc

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    uh...what's a dropcap?

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    Hi, there is a spider on the Fairies shoulder on page 19 in the drop cap. Hope that helps

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    Jader1-- Page 19 has neither a dropcap nor a fairy. Were you referring to a different page?

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    Sorry, page 20 The Great Forest. I believe that the spider is on the Fairy's shoulder?

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    ^I think that is just a splat...seen on 41 also.




    Doc...good work.

    there is a relation between drop cap, pointing faery, and creature...

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    Here,,,, Here,,,,,dub !
    "When you created the book, you also created us."

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