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    Looks like I have the wrong site for Glassell's record sized black marlin. He donated it to the Smithsonian. It's hanging on the wall in the National Museum of Natural History. I misread the article confusing that museum with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. oops. obviously it changes my latest solution, but the fact remains that Glassell provided much financial support to Houston's park and his record sized fish still a Moby Dick achievement. It might be considered that Preiss visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and saw this enormous fish and thought 'Melville...'.
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    maybe the marlin was partly the right approach, but when I thought of this superman parallel my jaw dropped,


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    I found a visual clue supporting visual that places the camera at the foot of the Atropos Key statue. I thought I linked the shape to the moon bench at one time but learned the bench sculpture wasn't installed till years after this hunt began. Looking through photos of the Atropos Key I found tthat you could view the Theater through the circular cutout in its mid section and the peaked rooftop makes an exact fit to the shape of the dune in background. Certainly not proof perfect but it requires no manipulation and wysiswyg meets the minimum requirement for what would support the apex through face to spot at base of light tower idea.

    Another observation that I haven't figured out yet is why are only two of the columns casting shadows? Then a third shadow is cast by the genie. These shadows are very long indicating a very low sun which is relative to a long horizon or a hill top. Anyone else notice anything special about that?
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    I've considered this verse for a very long time today. I have to find out if the play Twelfth Night involves or typically has a flute arrangement of some kind or if a character in the play uses a whistle. I've never seen or read the play, so maybe someone who has might offer an answer to this. In December night really seems a simple fit for being another way to put "Twelfth Night", given that December is the twelfth month. The line preceding A whistle sounds, There's the spout! seems also like a reference to a person on stage using a loud projecting voice or "spouting" the lines of a play. This supports the Miller Outdoor Theater as the venue for what we would see Looking back from treasure ground, and strictly implies that to find the casque we must be facing in the opposite direction from the theater. This supports my theory that a straight line must be taken from the apex of the theater through the center of the diamond shaped slit in the Atropos Key sculpture to a point projected on the back side of the hill.
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    I've come to the assumption that Preiss saw the perfect opportunity to bury a cask at Miller Outdoor Theater's hill. He took notice of the usage of following two points in a straight line to the spot. Working with that he set forth a poem and picture puzzle to include cryptic references mainly to those two points themselves, how to use them, and a couple strong references to the general location.

    Point A: MOT apex
    Point B: Atropos Key
    Locate Polaris motif: bright star drawn in image, first line of verse uses the word 'north', other lines to refer to 'steward' and 'withering' (works as dual reference to death for Atropos) combined to make Wilt Chamberlain aka the Big Dipper, which serves as our instruction manual to do exactly as one would when connecting the two stars Merek and Dubhe to find Polaris.
    The 982 and Melville quote additionally support the general location of train in Hermann Park.

    All together we have a perfect combination of cryptic elements resulting in a concise set of instructions.

    Here's a profile of MOT with Atropos Key on the hill. Notice how the two points interact to find the location of Polaris in one image and the prospective casque location.

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    Im really ethusiastic about this latest insight that Preiss saying to wilhouse, "you wouldnt be wasting your time to dig there, but I make no guarantees whatsoever," was a keen hint for Atropos, the mythical figure which makes the decision about how much time each person has to live.
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