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    Thanks, I had not read all of these but have seen most of them. I really appreciate your copy and pasting.

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    I found another clue I think. In the lines
    "From there it's no place for the meek,
    The end is ever drawing nigh;
    There'll be no paddle up your creek,
    Just heavy loads and water high."

    I think the place for the meek means earth (as in the meek shall inherit the earth), so there will be no earth as the end of it is ever drawing near (to the banks)..... I think he used "drawing nigh" to show us that there is a dead end sign. Note that sIGN has 3 letters in NIGh. Notice there is also a semi-colon ; there, a clue? Then we are in the water as he says there'll be no paddle up your creek. Just heavy loads and water high. If water is high and you cannot paddle then it may not be allowed there if it is used for drinking water or whatever or for some other reason you cannot paddle or boat there. Paddle? Dog paddle? Oar or Ore?, Loads of what? A Waterfall is high.
    I think a rainbow is key here too. Look at this RAINBOW. Hmmm. .. RaiNBOW. The word BROWN can be made from letters in the word RAINBOW. I think he used ERIC SLOANE taking his name from the word amERICan as a way to hide some things in the poem. Also he took his last name from someone else and added a letter. I think this is a clue also. I have found clues leading in different directions and am not sure which is the right path or the yellow brick road. I am seeing many roads. I have been everywhere from The Wizard Of Oz and L. Frank Baum finding AU (Gold) on his gravestone....(his wife named Maud Baum) so three AU's there and he is buried at Forest Lawn in CA. Also the THINK clue Forrest said made me think of the scarecrow and some other things too led me to Over the Rainbow. I have also found clues to a baseball diamond and Catcher In the Rye stuff. A baseball diamond also looks like has a rainbow when you look at it. I have found stuff about barns and lots of other places and things. I am letting my brain go in all direction and then pull back when I think it is too far off track and not in keeping with the poem. I think we need to let the imagination run wild and take us in lots of directions. Indians and trees and lots and lots of stuff. Input anyone?

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    The semi-colon means to pause also......
    The part about no paddle up your creek makes me think of Row Row Row your boat.......etc.

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    Hi wvtrovergirl and astree--

    I just ordered the book....but will share my thoughts after I read it.....looks like fun...!

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    Just read the book. It's a fun read. There is supposedly subtle clues in the text. I was trying to figure out if there are any codes as part of this.

    The postmarks seem like the obvious choice. Each circular mark encloses a number of letters. All of the stated days are incorrect for the date they show. A few blur the year. Arranging the letters in order doesn't seem to give anything yet. Perhaps the offset of the day shifts the letters or something. Not clear if anything is here or not.

    I thought the syllables in each line of poetry was possibly significant. It is 8,6,7,8,8,8,7 and the rest are all 8. I was excited since NM has 86* zip codes, but 86788 is in Mexico. If ff spent much time revising the poem to get it just right, did he not have 8 syllables on purpose. I'm also thinking that "halt" is an important word since it is part of the only set of near rhymes. Seems like you could have made that or "stop" work if you really wanted it to rhyme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Just read the book. It's a fun read. There is supposedly subtle clues in the text. I was trying to figure out if there are any codes as part of this.

    The postmarks seem like the obvious choice. Each circular mark encloses a number of letters. All of the stated days are incorrect for the date they show. A few blur the year. Arranging the letters in order doesn't seem to give anything yet. Perhaps the offset of the day shifts the letters or something. Not clear if anything is here or not.

    I thought the syllables in each line of poetry was possibly significant. It is 8,6,7,8,8,8,7 and the rest are all 8. I was excited since NM has 86* zip codes, but 86788 is in Mexico. If ff spent much time revising the poem to get it just right, did he not have 8 syllables on purpose. I'm also thinking that "halt" is an important word since it is part of the only set of near rhymes. Seems like you could have made that or "stop" work if you really wanted it to rhyme.

    I have been working the stamps text and dates for over a year now. Even the date off-sets to match up the days, etc. Nothing...yet. I agree with there being something about the actual set-up of th poem...beyond th words....and as well as th words.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I have been working the stamps text and dates for over a year now. Even the date off-sets to match up the days, etc. Nothing...yet. I agree with there being something about the actual set-up of th poem...beyond th words....and as well as th words.
    Uh oh, if Dom is stumped, I think I'm doomed.

    I forgot to also ask, does anyone know if the map fragment has been positively identified? I thought I read on one of the blogs that it may be northern NM, but then didn't see it discussed anywhere else. I need to keep better notes.

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    It has been said, both, that the book is and is not required. Any input on this ?
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    Yes, it would be so nice to know if we are really only researching/interpreting geographic/historical clues OR there are actually some codes, coordinates, puzzles, etc. somewhere in the book. I believe the book is useful, but have no solid proof yet for being required. I tend to think that the 9 poem clues can surely lead someone to the treasure, but the book is required to interpret those clues correctly. The youtube video by Collected Works does say to follow the clues in the book, but they want to sell books of course. Even if someone did find evidence of a book clue, I doubt they'd admit it for this big hunt. I've found a couple of anomalies, but I'm still trying to determine if there's any real significance and not ready to share yet.

    PS- The map is NM, but nothing odd about it seems to stick out and the frog is located south of Santa Fe, so perhaps it is just an illustration.

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    It has been said, both, that the book is and is not required. Any input on this ?

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