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    It's typical." said Dodge. "Thieves ....................................
    ...................... Then they dangled clues in front of my face, all of them pointing to the only innocent people in this building: Bud and Gus
    This couldn't be a misprint. The doormen are Bud and Gene. So why do you think Gus was named?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j15bell View Post
    Any theories out there about this:


    It's typical." said Dodge. "Thieves ....................................
    ...................... Then they dangled clues in front of my face, all of them pointing to the only innocent people in this building: Bud and Gus
    This couldn't be a misprint. The doormen are Bud and Gene. So why do you think Gus was named?
    I also noticed this on another floor. I think he called Ida - Linda. Whats up with that?

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    Any theories out there about this:


    It's typical." said Dodge. "Thieves ....................................
    ...................... Then they dangled clues in front of my face, all of them pointing to the only innocent people in this building: Bud and Gus
    This couldn't be a misprint. The doormen are Bud and Gene. So why do you think Gus was named?
    I also noticed this on another floor. I think he called Ida - Linda. Whats up with that?
    We picked up on this as well. It appears that the Gene/Gus mutation was a total misprint. Also, Gus sometimes refers to Rose as Ms. Sweet but this appears to be a simple affectionate gesture in his notes. See more details below.

    A CONFESSION
    Look, March 21 was a rough day for me. A heinous crime, a severe lack of snacking opportunities, and then my once-dear friend Roy Dodge… the last thing I remember is the tail of his overcoat slipping through the lobby door, seen through the blurry veil of my tears.

    From that day on, I've only one overriding obsession: getting my notes and sketches to the larger sleuthing community, in the hopes that one of your proud deducers out there could do what I could not: locate and recover the emerald numbers before Dodge claims them for his own. Time was (and is) of the essence, and in my haste I may have allowed a couple boo-boos (to use the technical terminology) to slip into the text. Trivial details all -- but if we have learned anything from this oinker of a case so far, it is that a detail is only trivial until the point wherein it becomes untrivial. So, in the interests of eliminating any confusion or red herrings:
    -In the lobby, Dodge in fact said the only two innocent people in the building were Bud and Gene — not Bud and Gus, as my garbled notes indicated. Which is not to say that I too am not innocent! Though I would not put it past Dodge to attempt to strew deceit and accusation in any direction he could.
    -On the third floor, I sometimes refer to the artist Rosa Tse-Levy as "Ms. Sweet." I thought this might be a cute pet name for her. Ms. Tse-Levy has not returned my phone calls as of yet.
    -Similarly, Ida Mayfield is once described as "Linda". This too is not precisely accurate, though it is not a mistake per se; Mayfield referred to herself alternately as Ida, Linda, Ellen, Woody, and, once, "La Gordita".

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    If anyone happens to read this forum anymore and has a chance to type the text from the inside-back cover, either post it here, or send me a PM, I'd be very appreciative. The back cover to my book turned up missing last year when I went looking for soil samples in Maryland...

    Thanks
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    Thank you for the copy of the text in my Inbox!
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    Here is a subtle point- Bert d'grnp's hat makes his head look like an apple. I have come across the name Raskin, but from a film character, not directly associated with Steve Job's old buddy. Hmm, this is becoming alarmingly interesting.
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    No, I don't believe it, my wife tells me Ellen Raskin wrote the Westing Game...i'm gonna need to stop by the liquor store...this doozy is too coincidental.
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    Retraction. Was rechecking my facts and Caught an error where in one case I have Raskin and in another it is Ruskin, therefore things aren't as super coinciding as I thought.

    I'm still finding some thrill in the Bill Haley song Rock Around the Clock from Blackboard Jungle, Happy Days, and George Lucas' American Grafitti.
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