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    Default Em dash, hyphen, spacers, horbar, or blanks?

    I spent some time last night working on the "em dashes". Here is what I came up with:
    What if they are blanks that are approximately 3 letters in length?

    For instance starting on Chapter One page 16:
    "fasteR___The" could equate to RighT
    "dothS___He" could equate to SoutH
    "everythinG___Especially" = GuidE
    "limB___The" = BefiT
    "madE___More = "EproM"

    I hope that is enough to get the idea.
    I am only half way through and running in to the challenge of not knowing what 5 letter combinations to utilize in order to make sence.
    Looking for input and if anyone else would like to give it a go here is a crossword web site that I found to be helpful:
    http://www.allwords.com/solver.php

    I have read elsewhere that perhaps the chapters need to be rearranged which would really make things complex.

    One other thing I noticed was that all of the sentences in chapters 1-3 with "em dashes" ALSO have either a comma or apostrophe....any thoughts about utilizing text in between the two?

    A web site on horbar:
    http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache...&hl=en&start=9

    Hope this helps,
    Sixpac
    P.S. Is there a spell check function on this site? If not could one be added?

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    Hey six - I had played around with morse code a bit using the em-dashes and commas, periods. No luck, though. I did not try to code the entire book, so it might have been that I just missed the one section that might work.

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    Good Point Spiderman...I guess I should work on it some more this weekend but without a clue in one of the pictures pointing to this theory I am having a tough time justifying the time, effort, and frustration.

    Thank you for the feedback.
    Always appreciated,
    Sixpac

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    The em-dashes just seem so obviously placed. If not morse code, then maybe the break for the syllable counts? I wrote out the words surrounding the em-dashes and got four + pages of them. That is no coincidence. Who writes like that anyway? Somebody who is trying to hide information, that's who. If I get any insights I'll let you know. My daughter is wearing a dress covered with ladybugs today - maybe I should try harder! *sigh* Who has time to do all this? I'd love to know how the working world has suffered as a result of this book. It'd be interesting. Never say die!

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