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    Earlier on this thread, it states there are 1040 letters and that would seem logical for a columnar cipher...but I end up with 1037 letters after reading and counting them five times. Am I missing something here?

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    I ended up with 1040. Go through the chapter again looking for any letters you might have missed. I used a highlighter to make things a little easier on my eyes.

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    Ok, so I've re-read/highlited/counted/tallied a few more times today...still 1037! I have noticed in the last paragraph, there is a ten letter sequence, within the paragraph as opposed to a sequence at the end of a paragraph. Can't see anything else "within" a paragraph. And what about the one hyphened sequence? I've tried to figure cipher with what I have but it doesn't jive...gonna keep trying here...have to...only four to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by menoggenisflamin View Post
    Ok, so I've re-read/highlited/counted/tallied a few more times today...still 1037! I have noticed in the last paragraph, there is a ten letter sequence, within the paragraph as opposed to a sequence at the end of a paragraph. Can't see anything else "within" a paragraph. And what about the one hyphened sequence? I've tried to figure cipher with what I have but it doesn't jive...gonna keep trying here...have to...only four to go...
    Sometimes there are hyphens to consider too. But you have most of them so you can start dividing and then just shuffle some lines left a right a few characters.

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    Finally got it. That one was tough...and long. Thanks ednel.
    Three to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel Riddle View Post
    Total 1040
    I checked several times and I only found 1038 signs. You're sure of 1040?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prudence View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel Riddle View Post
    Total 1040
    I checked several times and I only found 1038 signs. You're sure of 1040?
    I can confirm 1040 as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatDaddy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Prudence View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel Riddle View Post
    Total 1040
    I checked several times and I only found 1038 signs. You're sure of 1040?
    I can confirm 1040 as well
    Read just a few posts above on how to shuffle. EN

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    Quote Originally Posted by ednel View Post
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    I checked several times and I only found 1038 signs. You're sure of 1040?
    I can confirm 1040 as well
    Read just a few posts above on how to shuffle. EN
    I still can't find the "K" and "L " missing in the ciphertext (I guess the poem hidden in the text) and I only have 1037 letters in the ciphertext. In the poem there are 6 "K", 48 "L" (and 1 to 4 hyphens) in the ciphertext I found only 5 "K" and 47 "L "(and 1 to 10 hyphens).
    Someone would have a clue?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prudence View Post
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    I can confirm 1040 as well
    Read just a few posts above on how to shuffle. EN
    I still can't find the "K" and "L " missing in the ciphertext (I guess the poem hidden in the text) and I only have 1037 letters in the ciphertext. In the poem there are 6 "K", 48 "L" (and 1 to 4 hyphens) in the ciphertext I found only 5 "K" and 47 "L "(and 1 to 10 hyphens).
    Someone would have a clue?!
    K=5 47=L

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