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    Default Verse #6

    Of all the romance retold
    Men of tales and tunes
    Cruel and bold
    Seen here
    By eyes of old
    Stand and listen to the birds
    Hear the cool, clear song of water
    Harken to the words:
    Freedom at the birth of a century
    Or May 1913
    Edwin and Edwina named after him
    Or on the eighth a scene
    Where law defended
    Between two arms extended
    Below the bar that binds
    Beside the long palm's shadow
    Embedded in the sand
    Waits the Fair remuneration
    White house close at hand.

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    personally still wanting to match this with P6 & FL

    .........time to add a DAR ring to my collection.........





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    Fox,

    I'm with you...almost totally convinced--just checking out a few more things...

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    Glad someone is on my side with this one Lets prove them all wrong Pub!

    The state song matches, the dates match, the palm tree, the sand, the white house, etc....

    find us those binding bars and the scene on the 8th Pub.

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    Default both Edwin and Edwina

    Edwin and Edwina Booth were named for Edwin Forrest

    Edwin Booth's brother John Wilkes assassinated Lincoln.

    Edwin Forrest http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/30gal.html


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    I probably won't win a darn thing at this rate -- there's so much history I need to know that even Google won't be able to help me with -- but I think the solved verses are neat and the pictures are gorgeous.
    I originally wanted to do "Where it all went wrong", but 5 days later, this topic nicely dove-tailed . . .

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    I probably won't win a darn thing at this rate -- there's so much history I need to know that even Google won't be able to help me with -- but I think the solved verses are neat and the pictures are gorgeous.

    "WIN"?? this hunt has going on so long that i think that if anyone solves it they will just "WIN" the RESPECT from the other hunters. and thats worth more then cash isnt it?

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    Default Solution... well, possibly...

    Let's break this verse down.
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    Of all the romance retold
    Men of tales and tunes
    Cruel and bold
    Seen here
    By eyes of old

    - This most likely refers to a play. Edwin Booth was a stage actor. His first performance was in the Historical Courthouse in Bel Air, Maryland.

    Stand and listen to the birds
    Hear the cool, clear song of water

    - This indicates that you are outdoors and near water. In front of the courthouse stands a memorial fountain to Edwin Booth.

    "Harken to the words:
    Freedom at the birth of a century"

    - Most likely a reference to Abraham Lincoln, assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, Edwin's brother.

    "Or May 1913"

    - no clue.

    Edwin and Edwina named after him

    - Edwin Booth had only one child. A daughter named Edwina.

    Or on the eighth a scene
    Where law defended
    Between two arms extended
    Below the bar that binds
    Beside the long palm's shadow
    Embedded in the sand
    Waits the Fair remuneration

    - Most likely a reference to the courthouse and location of the key.

    White house close at hand.

    - Bel Air, Maryland is just outside of Washington, D.C.

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    Allen - welcome! But I think you could learn a lot by reading the Secret forum at Quest4Treasure. Like the fact that the first 2 lines of this verse are from the introduction to Treasure Island. And the fact that Edwin and Edwina were named after Edward Wilmot Blyden during a visit to Charleston, SC:

    http://www.geocities.com/quantpsy/trove/blyden.jpg

    How could "Freedom at the birth of a century" refer to Lincoln? 1865 is the birth of a century?
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    May 1913 and on the 8th a scene where law defended.  Really puzzling.

    I feel confident it is to do with a lighthouse on Lighthouse Island (formerly known as Raccoon Key) using the painting to indicate an animal with a mask as a riddle for raccoon which has a mask.  They are often referred to as masked bandits.  Where law defended?  What was the prize that was subject to some kind of theft attempt?  The only drama I could discover was  ghost story about a woman who was murdered by her husband, the lighthouse keeper, after she buried all her wealth somewhere in the vicinity during a stormy night after having an argument with her husband.  He murdered her and got off the hook claiming she committed suicided (on his death bed he confessed his crime).  How did law defend in that case?  What kind of law was defended?  Marital Law?  Where was the justice?  That the treasure was never claimed to have been found might be something to considered.  She protected her wealth by burying it.  She was then buried near the lighthouse (where exactly I don't know).  Another interesting thing to note is the lighthouse has an octagonal base.  Eight sides.  On the eighth a scene.  A view of her grave perhaps?

    Its hard to research this one in particular since the tourist industry barely supports the site now.  There is hardly any upkeep at all.  The area is condemned for all practical purposes and the only access is one or two trips during the Summer with a tour boat and a handful of lighthouse history enthusiasts.
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