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    After reading that Zac had looked at the forest in a new way and put these into boxes, I wrote a small computer program that will take words and put their letters into different boxes, the 5x5 matrix, or any number and size of boxes you choose. Certain that by looking at these words in a different way, I’d see something. No luck there. So then, I found it necessary to write two more similar programs - one takes any word or words you enter and shifts the letters any number of spaces you choose. Thus "cat" quickly becomes "dbu" by shifting one letter. The other will take sentences, so you can examine the text by looking at every third word, or any number you choose. This too was looking promising. I thought there was a lot of stuff hidden in the text. You could do this without the program, (thus not needing any "special knowledge", but it's much quicker this way. Not satisfied with these, I wrote another, which looks at any text you enter, by counting letters equal to the numbers on the first page of the book, (6,5,14 etc). So it looks at the sixth letter, then skips 5, gets that letter and skips 14 etc. I’ve entered much of the book this way! And have found nothing. No sequence, no shift, no arrangement as yet has proven worthwhile. But I’ll continue on and maybe get lucky. But I’ll post the BASIC program here if anyone is interested. Let me know if you can improve on it.

    10 CLS:KEY OFF: REM FINLTROV
    20 INPUT "Enter trial number of groups to divide words into";NG
    30 REM word$ are the words in the data lines
    40 REM ans$ are the final groups of letters MATRI$ is list of all letters
    50 DIM WORD$(50): DIM ANS$(50)
    55 REM ================this part reads data =================
    60 FOR T=1 TO 12: REM set this equal to # of data statements to be read
    70 READ WORD$(T)
    80 MATRI$=MATRI$+ WORD$(T)
    90 NEXT T
    100 PRINT MATRI$:PRINT:PRINT:PRINT
    110 REM =========this part arranges groups ================="
    120 FOR I=1 TO LEN(MATRI$)
    130 L=L+1:IF L=NG+1 THEN L=1:
    140 ANS$(L)=ANS$(L)+MID$(MATRI$,I,1)
    150 NEXT I
    160 REM ============this part prints answers to screen =========
    170 FOR I=1 TO NG :PRINT "Group "I" ";ANS$(I): NEXT I
    180 END
    190 DATA spider,beetle,caterpillar,ant,grasshopper,snail,dr agonfly,hummingbird,butterfly,firefly,bee,ladybug: rem 12
    200 REM DATA pickensrooters,kootenstoopits,flowerfaeries,sprigg ans,darklings,skrileers,yarthkins,spiggans,halflin g,urchins,boogles,wraiths,dobies:13
    210 REM DATA linden,birch,tigerwood,pine,gingko,oak,walnut,mapl e,cherry,elm,beech,ironwood,willow:rem 13
    220 REM DATA SHE,WAS,THE,TALLEST,AND,OLDEST,TREE,IN,THE,FOREST

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    There are many colors written in the text of the book. I think there are thirteen. What if each color represents a creature? White being Pook, Red being ladybug, etc., etc.
    The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

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    ^I noticed this also...didn't count 13 though.

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    The colors I found through-out the text are:

    gray, purple, lavender, green, yellow, black, blue, white, light brown, pale brown, red, brown, tan.

    There is also limestone, silver and rose.
    The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

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