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Just Another Jewel Lie

They're gonna rip it off...Taking their time right behind my back


If you're like me...wait, let me start again, bad example. If you've spent a considerable amount of time contemplating The Secret puzzles...ugh, damn it, treasure hunts...you've certainly wondered - why choose Pierre; or, the Ambiguities for a Herman Melville quote? Just some 1980's literary community flex or something slightly more meaningful to the puzzle? Let me provide a quick reason why and then you can go back to playing matchy-match with the paintings.


Pierre, or the Ambiguities was Herman Melville's seventh book. A simple piece of information which I've never seen discussed. So, Seven Pillars of Wisdom and Melville's seventh book for the July puzzle...maybe this month thing, staring us in the face across all paintings, IS important. Wait, sorry, clocks...till next time.


And that ain't what you want to hear...but that's what I'll do.


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ATdreamer2112
ATdreamer2112
Nov 02, 2022

How would we connect the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote to the August puzzle? Or the Robert Louis Stevenson quote to April (or even June if you like it that way better)?

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Fenix
Fenix
Nov 02, 2022
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Let’s clarify, I don’t believe all puzzles work the same and will be found in rectangular plots near a tree so I don’t expect all quotes to work the same or there to be visual confirmers at the dig spot in all paintings. I’m just pointing out, the quote from Pierre is a challenging one. Sure it is in Bartlett’s 1980 version but why this specific Melville book/quote? Should we take note of this being Melville’s 7th book and consider it may be relevant to the July puzzle? The Walpole to Mann letter starts “The next Augustan age” as Phil loves to point out. Seems something we may want to take note of for the August puzzle.

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Mo Jo
Mo Jo
Nov 01, 2022

Can you please clarify the quote you are referring?

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Mo Jo
Mo Jo
Nov 09, 2022
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Agreed. There's a lot more there than meets the eye

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