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Sunday Mornings, Soccer, and Lane.

....And progress is not intelligently planned.

There’s something about early Sunday mornings and The English Premier League. Good coffee, quiet, and zero stress. It’s the perfect environment to reflect and work on a 40 year old puzzle.

This morning I pulled out my copy of “National Lampoon - Slightly Higher in Canada”. Although it was published in the late 70’s, the humor still gets a smirk out of me. While reading, it dawned on me, I have no idea what this province I’ve been living in for the last 16 years was named for.

Thank goodness for Google! Seconds later, I have my answer. Quebec is the Algonquin word for “narrow passage“ or “where the river narrows”. Interesting, that sounds slightly familiar.

the first hint for Verse 5 from the Japanese edition of The Secret by Byron Preiss (A Treasure Hunt)

The above is Phil Abbott’s translation of the Japanese hints for Verse 5. A noun, “narrow path” but this is a proper noun. Wait a minute, Quebec is literally a proper noun meaning narrow path! Imagine that, Lane could be Quebec. What a simple clue.

Back to soccer for me. You may now return to your regularly scheduled “the cities are wrong and Verse 8 is Montreal not Milwaukee“ program.

...And progress is a message that we send...One step closer to the future...One inch closer to the end....

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I don't know how/why I didn't "heart" this or comment on it before. THIS - i'd like to believe - is THE kind of fun, little "smaller piece puzzles" that the overall hunt is made of. It's really clever and even with a clue doesn't immediately JUMP RIGHT OUT. I feel (absolutely could be way wrong, of course) that the "legeater" MAY be this kind of clue. We all now see it as a stand-alone thing. But it's just PART of a thing. A lamp. A light. In the middle of Drummond. A Drummond Light. Maybe itself not a marker, but instructions on how to look at something else that points the way. See the original use of limelight. "The limelight effect was discovered in t…


Paxton Sarazin
Paxton Sarazin

Any chance of uploading this book?




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